UPDATE: Crash Victim’s Identity Released

MILLERSBURG, Ore. — Troopers have identified the driver killed in Thursday’s crash on I-5. OSP says the car driven by Amber Forest was northbound on I-5 near milepost 237 when it went into the center median. The car went into the southbound lanes and hit a semi-truck. The 28-year-old from Aumsville was pronounced dead at … 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 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 »

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 »

Truck vs. Boat Crash Closes I-5

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – Oregon State Police say a crash closed Interstate 5 southbound lanes for over two hours Tuesday morning. OSP says around 9:45 a.m. a suburban pulling a boat was traveling in the left lane to pass a truck when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle and truck collided. When the vehicles came to … Continue reading »

Truck Drags Car in I-5 Crash

EUGENE, Ore. — A driver and her two passengers escaped serious injury after their compact car hit a semi-trailer just north of Eugene. According to the semi driver, a Honda Civic veered from the left lane directly under his rig. It was then dragged 1,500 feet from the rest area to where the vehicles stopped. … Continue reading »

Police Seek Driver in I-5 Hit-and-Run

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Oregon State Police are still looking for the driver of the commercial truck that hit a pedestrian early Thursday morning. Police say that Gabriel Johnson was walking on the southbound shoulder of Interstate 5  between 2 and 3 a.m. when a commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer hit him. The truck also struck … Continue reading »

Temporary Beltline Ramp Opens

EUGENE, Ore. – Monday brings big changes to one of the most traveled highways. Construction continues on Beltline with a new ramp and traffic signal. Drivers will use a new temporary ramp for exiting I-5 South to Beltline east and west. ODOT says it will be a big adjustment for the 97,000 drivers who use … Continue reading »

Indefinite Lane Closures on Beltline

EUGENE, Ore. — Westbound travel on the Beltline bridge over I5 will be reduced indefinitely to two lanes starting Thursday night. This closure will begin phase three of the I5/Beltline rebuilding project. The latest phase of the already seven-year project will include the construction of new I5 off ramps on Beltline, and two additional lanes … Continue reading »

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