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.

7 dead in vehicle crash on Interstate 5 in Oregon

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