Fires Burn Near I-5, Threaten Homes

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Firefighters are closely watching fires that flared up right next to I-5 Thursday evening. The Douglas Forest Protection Association says the fires spanned 60 acres flames got dangerously close to homes and cars driving by on I-5. Five fires up and down 1-5 from the Myrtle Creek exit to Clarks Branch … Continue reading »

OSP Investigates I-5 Fatal Crash

UPDATE: Troopers say Christina Marie Armstrong, 22, of Cape Coral, Florida, was killed in the crash. The driver of the pick up, Joseph Dana Theriault, 28, of Portland, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into a fatal crash Tuesday morning. OSP says around … Continue reading »

I-5 Pileup Near Albany

ALBANY, Ore. – Traffic remained slow Thursday evening along Interstate-5, ten hours after a chain of crashes in the southbound lanes. The Oregon Department of Transportation says 25-30 vehicles crashed on I-5 just north of Albany around 8 am, causing the freeway to back up for miles. Joe Squire, the ODOT’s District 4 Maintenance and … Continue reading »

I-5 Police Chase

Linn County, Ore. — Oregon State Police cited 41-Year old Paul Radanich of Corvallis after he eluded them on an 11-mile car chase. Early Sunday morning police say they received complaints about a man’s reckless driving on I-5 near Milepost 223. Minutes later police say the the driver being complained about, Radanich, called police himself. … Continue reading »

Woman Smashes Windshield on I-5

LINN COUNTY, Ore. — A woman was arrested after jumping on the hood of a car on the side of I-5 in Linn County Saturday. At about 4:30 p.m., two women ran out of gas on the highway, near Milepost 228. Shortly after pulling over, police say 24-year-old Victoria Lohmann approached them, pulled down her pants … Continue reading »

Driver Faces Charges Following I-5 Crash

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. – Oregon State Police says a Springfield man faces numerous charges following Tuesday afternoon’s serious injury crash on Interstate 5. OSP says around 4:17 p.m., a 1995 BMW four-door was traveling northbound on I-5 when the driver lost control on the wet pavement, crossed the median, stopped in the southbound lanes and was … Continue reading »

I-5 Road Closures

EUGENE, Ore. — Drivers should expect some lane restrictions on I-5 between Albany and Eugene this week. Road crews will work on a concrete patching project that will close lanes along the 18-mile segment overnight. Both northbound and southbound lanes between milepost 234 to 216 will be reduced to a single lane in some areas. … Continue reading »

Skagit Bridge Reopens

BURLINGTON, Wash. — Crews in Washington worked Saturday night to reopen the bridge over the Skagit River. The bridge collapsed four months ago after being hit by an oversize truck. Two vehicles carrying three people fell into the water. No one was killed. To complete the new section, workers had to remove a 500-ton temporary … Continue reading »

Construction on I-5 This Week

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Drivers should prepare for some company on Interstate 5 this week because several construction projects will be under way. ODOT crews will be sealing asphalt along an 18-mile section between mileposts 234 and 216 from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. on Monday. Then, starting on Tuesday, the Franklin Boulevard exit on the … Continue reading »

Two Critically Injured in I-5 Crash

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — Oregon State Police, the Multi-Agency Accident Investigation Team and Linn County District Attorney’s Office is continuing the investigation into a serious injury crash Tuesday. OSP says around 1:45 p.m. a Subaru station wagon was stopped on the inside shoulder of southbound I-5 after getting a flat tire. A Nissan Versa was travelling … Continue reading »

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