A serious crash involving multiple semi trucks and passenger vehicles has been reported on I-5 in Linn County, Oregon, on Wednesday morning.
#BREAKING: At least one dead in crash that involved at least 7 vehicles on I-5 south near Harrisburg, .@ORStatePolice confirmed. @KEZI9 pic.twitter.com/KPZwc6qPq5
— Jaewon Jung (@jaewonnews) October 19, 2022
Oregon State Police (OSP) say that I-5 southbound between milepost 228 and 211 is completely blocked due to a multiple-vehicle crash that occurred shortly before 8 a.m. on Wednesday amid heavy fog.
SB I-5 is closed at MP 216, the OR 228 Halsey-Brownsville Exit due to multiple crashes in an area with heavy fog. Traffic is being detoured to OR 99E. Expect an extended closure.
Drive with caution, use alt routes and watch out for emergency responders. https://t.co/HCzFm0ansC pic.twitter.com/KiIzGlgXyp
— OregonDOT (@OregonDOT) October 19, 2022
Local outlet KOIN reports that at least seven semi trucks were involved in the crash and that at least one person was killed.
Transportation officials are rerouting traffic to Highway 99E. This is expected to be an extended road closure.
This is a developing story.
I-5 southbound between milepost 228 & 211 is completely blocked from multi-vehicle crashes due to heavy fog. OSP, ODOT & fire/medical personnel on scene.
Try to avoid the area. Use https://t.co/8nwsNJBUpo for roadway updates. pic.twitter.com/TXcevxyp9f
— Oregon State Police (@ORStatePolice) October 19, 2022
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