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Wrong Way Driver Crashes, Other Driver Dies
Holly Hofstead - The Oregon Herald
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PORTLAND, Oregon - On Thursday close to 4 PM, police received a report of a head-on, two vehicle crash on Interstate 84 eastbound under the Interstate 205 freeway ramps Near the Halsey / Gateway Exit. The ramp was and freeway was closed while Portland Fire and Rescue personnel attempted life-saving efforts for one driver. However the driver the driver died at the scene.

Apparently, one vehicle was traveling in the wrong direction around a curve on Interstate 84 where it would have been difficult for drivers going the right way to see.

The wrong way driver was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. Investigators believe the driver was impaired. The driver, 28 year-old Brian Paul Gardner, was arrested for Manslaughter II, Reckless Driving, DUII, and was taken to the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The name of the victim is not being released at this time.

If anyone witnessed the crash and has not spoken to police, they are asked to contact investigator Dow at the Portland Police Traffic Division, 503-823-5070.