One killed, another injured in I-5 wreck near Cottage Grove

One person was killed and another injured in a wreck on Interstate 5 Saturday night.

Posted: Oct 6, 2018 9:05 PM
Updated: Oct 8, 2018 10:13 AM

UPDATE: Oregon State Police said Seth Kamel was driving south on I-5 when he drifted into the median and struck the guardrail.

Kamel was taken to Riverbend with minor injuries. Police said his passenger, 71-year-old Linda Cole from Roseburg, sustained fatal injuries and was killed in the crash.

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COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. -- One person was killed and another injured in a wreck on Interstate 5 Saturday night. 

Crews were called out to the crash at about 6:50 p.m. ODOT said southbound I-5 was closed, just south of Cottage Grove, because of the wreck.

Travelers were being detoured via the 6th Street off ramp to London Road to southbound OR 99 to southbound I-5. ODOT said the road would be closed for an extended time for an investigation.

South Lane Fire & Rescue Division Chief Joe Raade said one person was killed and one other was taken to Riverbend.

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