August 31, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
A 26-year old Salem man is being treated at an area hospital following a chain of events that ended with him being struck by a pickup Friday night in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in northeast Salem. The driver that struck the pedestrian was also arrested for DUII.
On August 30, 2013 at approximately 11:08 p.m., an OSP trooper attempted to stop a passenger car on Blossom Street NE near Niles Avenue NE for a headlight equipment violation. The driver didn't yield and sped off at a high rate of speed for about a half mile before the vehicle became disabled and stopped. The driver, later identified as FRANCISCO MONTALVO JR., age 26, from Salem, got out the car and refused to comply with the trooper's verbal commands as he staggered around, urinated, and made suicidal threats.
While waiting for back up officers, MONTALVO got into the car and tried to drive away as his tires burned heavy smoke. The vehicle couldn't move and as the smoke from the tires concealed any activity in or near the car, MONTALVO ran away on foot in the darkness.
After the smoke cleared and unaware the drive ran on foot, the trooper waited for more back up officers to help see if the driver was hiding in the car.
At approximately 11:18 p.m., a report was received of a pedestrian struck by a pickup in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 260 west of the original traffic stop.
OSP and Salem Fire Department responded to the scene and found a seriously injured male later identified as MONTALVO. He was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital.
Once officers were able to check the car's interior, they found no other occupants inside. Investigating troopers then connected MONTALVO with the first incident.
Subsequent investigation related to the Interstate 5 pedestrian-struck incident resulted in the pickup's driver, ALLEN J. BAYER, age 52, from Gresham, being arrested for DUII. He was cited and released to appear at a later date in Marion County Circuit Court.
Charges are pending toward MONTALVO and no other information or photographs available for this release.
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