Currently, the Oregon State Police is reporting a horrific accident, involving multiple vehicles on I-5 south. Last updated at 8:19 am by Tripcheck, there is a crash that has closed the road and a detour is in place. All lanes on I-5 southbound are reportedly shut down. OSP has reported there is at least one fatality confirmed. Thick fog was a factor in the crash.
Various reports from users in the Lane County Mugshots Uncensored Group on Facebook are suggesting there are multiple semi trucks involved in the accident, which occurred at 7:42 am near exit 209. Traffic is being rerouted from the Halsey hwy 228 exit off Interstate 5 down Hwy 99 through Harrisburg due, to I-5 being closed from the hwy 228 exit to the Coburg exit.
One user in the group reports a semi truck "cut in half", however we cannot fully verify this. This is currently a developing news story.
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SB I-5 is closed at MP 216, the OR 228 Halsey-Brownsville Exit due to multiple crashes in an area with heavy fog. Traffic is being detoured to OR 99E. Expect an extended closure.
— OregonDOT (@OregonDOT) October 19, 2022