4/17/2014

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Deputies detain man on Hwy 26 after chase

Deputies detain man on Hwy 26 after chase

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Washington County sheriff’s deputies detained a man who they said led them on a high speed chase, crashed twice and injured a toddler Saturday afternoon.

According to Washington County Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Thompson, deputies responded to a domestic dispute and were told Leonel Zamora, Jr., who had left the scene, might return. Witnesses told deputies they were concerned the man was high on drugs.

A deputy who stayed in the area spotted Zamora driving by the house, Thompson said.

Zamora sped away when the deputy tried to make a traffic stop just after 2 p.m. He drove westbound on Canyon Road and crashed into a car near 110th Avenue, but continued to drive, Thompson said.

Zamora led deputies onto Highway 26, where he crashed into another car near the interchange with Highway 217. A two-year-old girl was injured in the crash.

The girl was taken to a hospital where she is expected to survive, Thompson said.

Zamora got out of his car and ran across the highway. He continued to run across MAX tracks and climbed over a fence and into an office park.

A deputy caught Zamora and detained him.

He was taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries.

Highway 26 fully reopened to traffic after 4 p.m.

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