May 27, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Senior Trooper Duane Larson, on May 27, 2013 at approximately 4:00 p.m., heavy holiday-related traffic was traveling westbound along Interstate 84 east of Corbett during conditions described as heavy rain with standing water on the roadway. An estimated 25 vehicles, passenger cars and pickups, were involved in approximately five different crash scenes spread out over a mile and a half.
OSP troopers, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies, Multnomah County Rural Fire Protection District #14 firefighters, AMR ambulance personnel, and ODOT employees responded to the scene. Some of the vehicles had to be towed from the area and three people were taken to hospitals in Portland and Gresham for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
No citations were issued and no other information is available for release.