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Two-vehicle crash on I-5 Southbound near milepost 225 sends two people to hospital, officials say

Officials said this collision happened 9 miles south of Albany.

Posted: Jun 13, 2021 4:51 PM
Updated: Jun 13, 2021 7:11 PM

ALBANY, Ore.-- Officials say at least two people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a two-vehicle crash on I-5 near milepost 225 on Sunday afternoon.

According to police, a car driven by James Metcalf, 86, rear-ended another car driven by Sebastian Roederhensley, 18. 

Metcalf drove onto the median cable barrier and became stuck, police said. 

Fire and medics responded and removed both Metcalf and his passenger, Jessie Knittel, 85. Both were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis with non-life threatening injuries. 

Police said the car driven by Roederhensley was drivable. Main Auto Towing towed the car driven by Metcalf from the scene.

This collision happened 9 miles south of Albany.

Traffic delays sustained for about three hours on the highway near the collision.

As of 7 p.m., ODOT estimates traffic is cleared. 

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