Trucker Found ‘Completely Naked’ and Drunk Lied About Identity After Crashing, Police Say
Rostraver, PA – A trucker is behind bars after he was found naked and impaired outside of his semi following a crash in Pennsylvania last week.
According to officials, the accident occurred on Interstate 70 just before 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 4.
Police say the Freightliner exited the interstate, traveled over an embankment and came to rest between mile markers 43 and 44 near Findlay Road.
Trucker Orelbis D. Cruz-Iglesias, 26, of Florida, was located outside his crashed semi shortly after the accident “completely naked” by a witness who stopped to check on the driver.
Cruz-Iglesias was taken from the scene to a local hospital for minor injuries sustained in the accident.
While at the hospital, state police interviewed the trucker, where court papers allege Cruz-Iglesias provided officials with a false identification and age.
However, police contacted the trucking company, who provided officials with Cruz-Iglesias’ correct identification.
Additionally, Cruz-Iglesias failed a field sobriety test administered at the hospital, despite telling police he had not consumed any alcohol or contraband.
Further, police recovered a 9 mm handgun from the truck’s cab.
Cruz-Iglesias did not have a permit to carry the weapon, according to officials.
He was charged with driving under the influence, providing false identification, illegal possession of a firearm and multiple traffic violations.
Cruz-Iglesias was ordered to the Washington County jail on a $100,000 bond.
Police did not reveal if they believe Cruz-Iglesias was driving naked or if he removed his clothing following the crash.
The incident remains under investigation.