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State Patrol identifies man involved in fiery crash on I-5

A 25-year-old man from Hillsboro, Ore., who was involved in a fiery car accident on southbound Interstate 5 last month, has been identified as Ramson D. Loyuk, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Loyuk was southbound in his Mercedes-Benz on Aug. 24 — reportedly at speeds around 100 mph — when he lost control of his car, drove through a median and fence, and then crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer parked at the Maytown rest area. Loyuk’s vehicle then burst into flames, resulting in burns to his arms.

He was later taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Loyuk was discharged from Harborview in early September, a hospital spokeswoman said.

He was set to appear in Thurston County District Court on Monday, court records show, to face charges of driving while license suspended in the third degree, reckless driving and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock.

But he did not appear in court Monday; a warrant was issued Tuesday for his arrest.

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