UPDATE: Portland Police Investigating Serious Traffic Crash on I-205 Southbound at Foster Road

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October 12, 2012 09:25


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The drivers involved in Wednesday night's crash on I-205 have been identified as 24-year-old Artemio Diaz-Ibarias of Milwaukie and 22-year-old Marcos Romero of Northeast Portland.

Investigators determined that Diaz-Ibarias was involved in a minor hit and run on Northeast Glisan Street above I-205 then left the area at a high rate of speed southbound on I-205. A witness reported the hit and run but at this time no victim has come forward to make a report.

On I-205, Diaz-Ibarias rear-ended a pick-up that was stopped on the right shoulder of the freeway at the Foster Road exit. The driver of the pick-up, Marcos Romero, suffered minor pain as a result of the crash.

Diaz-Ibarias was transported from the crash scene with life-threatening injuries but once at the hospital it was determined that his injuries were not serious. Investigators determined that Diaz-Ibarias Blood Alcohol Content was more than three times the legal limit of .08%.

Diaz-Ibarias was cited at the hospital for DUII and Reckless Driving.



This evening, Wednesday October 10, 2012, at 8:32 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a serious traffic crash involving two vehicles on I-205 southbound at Foster Road.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and both drivers were suffering from serious injuries, one potentially life-threatening. Medical personnel have transported both drivers to Portland hospitals for treatment.

The Traffic Division is responding to conduct and investigation into the crash.

Traffic will be affected as the investigation continues. Presently one lane of traffic is getting through.



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