ALBANY, Ore. -- State Police arrested two people after a high-speed chase on Interstate 5 Sunday afternoon.
OSP originally tried to pull over the suspects’ vehicle at 4:30 p.m. after someone reported erratic driving near Albany.
But the driver, whom police said was 36-year-old Michael Del Curry of Medford, sped away to the north. Police said the BMW SUV that Curry was driving reached speeds of 100 mph during the chase.
The vehicle crashed into a car carrying four family members about eight miles up the freeway at around 4:45 p.m. The family members were taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Debris from the crash spread across the northbound freeway lanes and into the southbound lanes, damaging several cars, according to police.
Police said 22-year-old Anglina Maxine Tomburellow of Medford was a passenger in the car. Police said she and Curry both provided false identifying information. Both were arrested.
Curry was charged with a felony warrant for a parole violation; DUII; felony attempt to elude in a vehicle; reckless driving; five counts of reckless endangerment; five counts of third-degree assault; misdemeanor hit and run; and providing false information to a police officer.
Tomburello was charged on two felony warrants for failure to appear for unlawful possession of methamphetamine; a misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear for furnishing false information to a police officer; and a new count of providing false information to a police officer.
Officials initially closed two northbound lanes. One remained closed for three hours while an interagency Linn County team conducted an investigation.
Both suspects were arrested on outstanding warrants, police said.