Head-on crash closes Highway 20 near Philomath

The highway was closed for several hours after the crash.

Posted: Jun 9, 2020 4:41 PM
Updated: Jun 9, 2020 4:49 PM

PHILOMATH, Ore. – A crash on Highway 20 near Philomath sent eight people to the hospital on Tuesday.

Benton County deputies responded to milepost 46 just after noon and found a head-on, multiple-vehicle crash.

Two people had been ejected from vehicles.

Authorities said there’s no indication that drugs or alcohol played a role.

Both lanes of the highway were closed for several hours as the crash team investigated the scene. The crash was cleared by 4:45 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 541-766-6858.

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