Truck ‘burst into flames’ after I-5 wrong-way crash – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2020-11-22 12:06:49 –

DUII, reckless driving, reckless endangered driver

A commercial truck crashed into a concrete barrier on Sunday, November 22, 2020 (Oregon Police)

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) —According to Oregon police, Interstate 5 was temporarily closed early Sunday morning in a misdirected collision involving a commercial truck near Cottage Grove.

Around 1:30 am, OSP was informed of a truck moving north in the southbound lane of the highway near MilePost 163.

A nearby cottage globe police officer tried to stop the truck, but the driver managed to get on his shoulder and eventually escaped north. Near MilePost 173, the truck crashed into a southbound Volvo. The truck then struck a concrete barrier and burned.

The truck driver, later identified as Tyler Stafford in Texas, tried to escape the scene but was soon caught by a police officer.

Stafford, 53, was arrested and charged with DUII, reckless driving, and reckless driving.

Volvo driver Darryl Rickman, 53, of Portland, was not injured in the collision.

According to OSP, the northbound lane was closed for about 30 minutes and the southbound lane was closed for 3 hours.

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