I5 Crash Near Albany Kills Seven, and Injures Others

Earlier today, at approximately 2:05 P.M., the Oregon State Police responded to the three-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 northbound, near milepost 241 (Santiam Rest Area), in Marion County.

The initial report involves two commercial motor vehicles (semis) and a passenger vehicle. At this time, there are 7 deceased adults and multiple injured. The cause of the crash is under investigation at this time.

Expect significant delays on Interstate 5 northbound due to the on-scene investigation.

All traffic should use other routes and avoid the area. Southbound traffic may also back up- so be alert.

Police say more information will be released after notifications have been made and the on-scene investigation has concluded. This will likely take approximately 24 hours.

Medford Alert will continue to monitor this incident and provide updates as they become available.

Source: OSP

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