Police: 7 dead, others hurt in multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 in Oregon
At least seven people died and several others were injured in a crash that closed part of Interstate 5 north of Albany Thursday.
Oregon State Police responded to the crash around 2 p.m. The agency said the crash involved two semi-trucks and a passenger vehicle in the northbound lanes near the Santiam Rest Area in Marion County.
A section of I-5 northbound north of Albany remained closed as of 4:50 p.m., and drivers were having to use a detour. Southbound delays are also likely. Transportation officials are asking drivers to avoid the area as they conduct an investigation, which will likely take 24 hours.
UPDATE: A detour will be placed on NB I-5, using Exit 238 to OR 164, Jefferson Hwy, and into the evening commute due to a multi-vehicle crash about 7 mi. north of #AlbanyOR. Expect delays from backed-up traffic. #SlowDown as you approach the area – watch for emergency responders. pic.twitter.com/LJPjuLhJSa
— OregonDOT (@OregonDOT) May 18, 2023
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