Suspected Kidnapper Crashes Car


A driver who's accused of kidnapping two women crashed his car in Southwest Portland early Wednesday morning.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says deputies observed a black 2012 Dodge Charger driving more than 100 miles per hour on westbound Highway 26 near the SW Canyon Road exit.

The driver exited the freeway at SW Park Way, where he ran a red light and nearly crashed into a Washington County deputy near SW Baltic Avenue. Two deputies attempted to stop the car, but the driver continued and eventually crashed at SW Barnes Road & SW 118th Avenue.

Deputies located the car, but the driver had already left the scene. Inside, two females reported they were being held against their will by the driver, who was later identified as 20-year-old Edgar Adrian Hernandez of Cornelius.

Hernandez offered the women a ride home from a party in Portland to their home in Banks, but later told them he wasn’t going to take them there. They asked him to stop the car, but he refused and continued to drive erratically.

Deputies, including a K9 team, conducted a search of the area, but were unable to locate Hernandez. A handgun was found under the passenger seat. If you have any information about his whereabouts, please contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-629-0111.

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