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One hospitalized following single vehicle crash on I-5 near Goshen

The driver looked down at her phone to read a text message, drifted off the highway, and crashed into a guardrail, police said.

Posted: Sep 11, 2021 11:31 AM
Updated: Sep 13, 2021 8:18 AM

GOSHEN, Ore.-- One person was taken to the hospital following a single vehicle crash on I-5 southbound near Goshen, Goshen Fire officials said.

Officials said the crash involved a single female occupant. They have identified her as Kerri Johnson, 66. Police said she sustained minor injuries.

According to police, she looked down at her phone to read a text message, drifted off the highway, and crashed into a guardrail. She then spun across the highway, and came to rest in the median shoulder, police said. There was about 50 feet of guardrail damage.

Johnson was issued a citation, police said.

This happened around 11:10 a.m. Saturday one mile north of the intersection of Highway 58.

According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, there was bumper to bumper traffic on I-5 south near the site of the crash after it occurred.

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