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Car Chase Down I-5 Ends with Crash

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HARRISBURG, Ore. — A man was arrested after leading state troopers on a multi-county chase with a child in the car.

The chase ended at Exit 209 off I-5, or the Diamond Hill Interchange.

OSP says the driver, 32-year-old Kameron Payne, of Washington, took the off-ramp and crashed into another vehicle. No one was injured in the crash, including the child who troopers say was in the suspect’s vehicle.

Troopers out of Salem initially tried stopping the vehicle, and that’s when Payne took off. OSP says he continued on I-5 through Albany, taking troopers on a 41-mile chase.

“Officers tried to get themselves in a position ahead of the pursuit,” said Sgt. Vonn Schleicher with Oregon State Police. “They utilize stop sticks where they slowly deflate the tires, and during the failed to yield several attempts were made.”

It’s unclear why the driver failed to yield. He faces numerous charges, including reckless driving and felony attempt to elude in a vehicle.

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  1. Postone says:

    Obviously the safety of a child isn’t a priority with law enforcement in Oregon! My ego is more important…

    1. jason marks says:

      arm chair comment….. I am not sure how OSP was to know there was a child in the car.
      We obviously don’t want to make a habit of allowing drivers to ignore police commands.

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