PORTLAND, Oregon - The driver killed in Wednesday night's crash has been identified as 50-year-old Tony Richard Mack. The next of kin has been notified.
Investigators believe the semi-truck was traveling northbound on I-5 when it lost control and crashed into a metal structure that traverses I-5 holding directional signs for the freeway traffic. The driver died at the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
We do not anticipate any more updates.
The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team is responding to northbound I-5 near the Southwest Barbur Boulevard exit to conduct a fatal traffic crash investigation.
Preliminary information suggests this was a single vehicle crash involving a semi-truck. All lanes of northbound I-5 are closed from Southwest Haines Street to Southwest Capitol Highway.
The PIO in not responding to the scene. This press release will be updated when more information is learned about the crash.