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Twelve Vehicle Minor Injury Crash - Interstate 5 south of Salem
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Albany and Salem offices are continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon's traffic crash involving a total of 12 vehicles in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 north of the Linn / Marion county line. Three people were transported for treatment of minor injuries.
According to OSP Trooper James Ward, the crash occurred on December 26, 2010 at approximately 2:00 p.m. near milepost 242. The initial investigation indicates heavy rain and vehicles following too closely in those conditions were factors in the crash. No names are available for this release.
OSP troopers were assisted by numerous area emergency responders and ODOT. One lane was re-opened about 3:00 p.m. and all lanes open about 4:00 p.m.