UPDATE: Fatal Crash Investigation on I-5 NB at Hayden Island Exit - Offramp Closed

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May 21, 2013 15:50

  

The Oregon State Medical Examiner has determined that the driver in yesterday's crash, 63-year-old Charles McNew, died of natural causes prior to the rollover crash.

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This afternoon, Monday May 20, 2013, at approximately 12:00 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a rollover crash on the exit to Hayden Island from northbound I-5.

Portland Police and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and determined that the lone male occupant was deceased.

Traffic officers are conducting the crash investigation and are looking into the possibility that the driver may have suffered a medical event prior to the crash.

The offramp to Hayden Island from northbound I-5 is expected to be closed for the next 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Northbound drivers needing access to Hayden Island should continue North on I-5 into Washington, then come back southbound to access the island.

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