Early morning accident takes the life of Vancouver man

Damian Asher Alexander was killed in crash that took place Tuesday morning on Interstate 5 in Portland

The driver killed in an accident on Interstate 5 early Tuesday has been identified as 45-year-old Damian Asher Alexander of Vancouver.

On Tuesday (Sept. 22) at 3:45 a.m., Portland Police Bureau officers from the Central Precinct responded to several reports of a wrong-way driver on northbound I-5 and a subsequent crash just north of Highway 99W.

The driver killed in an accident on Interstate 5 early Tuesday has been identified as 45-year-old Damian Asher Alexander of Vancouver.

Upon arrival, Central Precinct officers found both involved vehicles had only the drivers as occupants. Life-saving measures were attempted on Alexander without success. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other adult male driver was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

As a result of the crash, a slight secondary collision happened with another vehicle who pulled off the freeway at the next exit. That driver was uninjured and sustained only minor damage to their vehicle.

The initial investigation shows that Alexander was the wrong-way driver.

Anyone with information about, or who witnessed, the crash is asked to contact Officer Chris Johnson at (503) 823-2213 or at Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov.

This is the 33rd Major Crash Team activation and the 36th fatality investigated by the Traffic Division this year.

Information provided by Portland Police Bureau.

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