Oregon State Police reported at least seven f@talities and numerous injuries after a collision involving two semi-trucks and a car on Interstate 5 in Marion County on Thursday afternoon. At 2:05 p.m., state police received a report of a cr@sh on I-5 10 miles north of Albany, in the northbound lane near the Santiam Rest Area.
The identities of the seven v!ctims have not been released by police. Police have stated that they are still looking into what caused the collision. The Oregon State Police have reported “significant delays” on the northbound lanes of the freeway.
The agency warned Thursday afternoon that delays might also affect southbound travel. Highway 5 should be avoided at all costs. The Oregon Department of Transportation has announced that motorists heading north would be diverted off at exit 238 onto the Jefferson Highway.
The tweet regarding the vehicle accident that can be found below validates the news:
This cr@sh is among the deadliest in Oregon history. Don Hamilton, a spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation, claimed that eight individuals perished in a cr@sh in Harney County last August.
In 1988, seven people, including two infants, were k!lled and 37 others were injured, including at least two who required hospitalization, after a fiery 21-vehicle pileup on the northbound lanes of Interstate 5. Eight miles south of Albany is where the collision occurred.
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