Recent News Stories
Driver injured, traffic disrupted by log truck crash
May 13, 2013
By KPIC.com staff
ROSEBURG, Ore. – A log truck driver suffered injuries in a crash Monday afternoon on old Highway 99S about a mile from the Interstate 5 interchange.
The crash had traffic down to one lane while medics and police responded. The crash happened around 3 p.m. Read More.
Oregon State Police investigate semi-truck rollover near Oakridge on Sunday
May 05, 2013
By OregonLive.com Staff
Oregon State Police are investigating the cause of a semi-truck crash that closed Oregon 58 west of Oakridge for several hours on Sunday.
Authorities say the semi-truck was traveling westbound around 3 p.m. when it went off the roadway and eventually landed on its side, blocking all lanes of Oregon 58. Read More.
Drivers ID’d in fiery Marquam Bridge crash
April 23, 2013
By KGW.com Staff
The northbound lanes of Interstate 5 on the Marquam Bridge were reopened for Wednesday’s morning commute after a fiery rollover crash Tuesday involving a semi-truck, officials said.
The crash was reported just after 3 p.m. Portland Fire and Rescue officials said the I-beam on the truck rolled over onto a Volkswagen, smashing it, and both vehicles caught fire. The bridge was reopened at about 5:45 a.m. Wednesday. Read More.
Minor Injury In Truck Crash On Interstate 5 South Of Ashland
April 3, 2013
By Albany Tribune
Two occupants of a commercial truck received minor injuries after the truck and trailer traveled off the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 south of Ashland and crashed on an embankment.
According to Senior Trooper Tom Harrison, on April 3, 2013 at approximately 5:17 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) was notified of an injury commercial truck crash along the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 9. Read More.
Wrong-way truck crashes on I-205 bridge
Mar 18, 2013
By Associated Press
PORTLAND — Portland police say a wrong-way truck driver crashed into a car on the Interstate 205 bridge.
The driver of the car was taken to a Vancouver hospital. Police say her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Read More.
Dump truck crash closes I-5 south of Eugene for more than an hour
March 16, 2013
By Sara Hottman, The Oregonian
A dump truck crash closed both lanes of northbound Interstate 5 near Rice Hill, in Douglas County, for more than an hour Saturday morning, and sent the driver and passenger to the hospital with injuries.
Oregon State Police troopers are investigating the cause of the crash. Read More
Log truck crash blocks Hwy 126
Mar 13, 2013
By KVAL News
MAPLETON, Ore. – A log truck and trailer tipped over and blocked Highway 126 Wednesday afternoon.
The driver was not injured. The crash happened just before 1 p.m. when a log truck and two loaded trailers driven by James Schripsema, 47, of Florence tipped over while negotiating a turn onto a bridge over the Siuslaw River. Read More.
Car Crushed Between Big Rig and Garbage Truck
February 26, 2013
By KVAL News
A semi truck hit a sedan from behind, crushing the car between the big rig and a garbage truck, Oregon State Police said.
The crash injured all three people in the car, including a woman who was trapped in the wreckage for 30 minutes. She was rushed from the crash scene to a Portland hospital by air ambulance. Read more
Train Hits Truck Hauling Jet Fuel
February 25, 2013
By KVAL News
A big rig hauling 10,000 gallons of jet fuel in two cargo tankers collided with a train Monday, Oregon State Police said.
No one was seriously hurt.
The truck crashed first, overturning off Highway 730 south of the Oregon/Washington border. Read more
Commercial Truck Driver Arrested After Hit-and-run Injury Crash at Santiam Pass
January 29, 2013
By Joce Dewitt
The driver of a commercial truck was arrested Monday night two hours after a hit-and-run crash on highway 20 in the Santiam Pass area.
Oregon State Police arrested Alvin James Ellis, 59, of Beaverton, near Salem on Highway 22 in connection with a crash that occurred Monday around 9:20 p.m.
Trucks Slip and Slide on Icy Central Oregon Highway
January 24, 2013
By Stuart Tomlinson
How icy is it out there on Central Oregon highways?
Icy enough that when on truck driver lost control and slid off Oregon 58 another approaching truck began to jackknife, nearly striking the Oregon State Police trooper who responded to the first accident. Read more
Medford Man Dies in Southern Oregon Traffic Accident
January 10, 2013
By The Oregonian
A 71-year-old Medford man died Thursday morning when the tractor-trailer rig he was driving went off Interstate 5 north of Glendale and struck a tree.
OSP Sgt. Jeff Proulx said that Bruce Merrill was driving the 2013 Freightliner north on I-5 near milepost 83 about 11:40 a.m. when the rig crossed over the southbound lanes, traveled through a ditch, then struck a tree. Read more