Accident causes traffic backup three miles long
Traffic is blocked in both directions and State Police say motorists are backed up for about three miles.
State Police say the driver of a trailer hauling ATVs lost control in the rain on the northbound side.
But they say gawkers caused a second accident in the southbound lanes.
It happened at about 9:45 a.m. and police are telling motorists to avoid the area if possible.
There were injuries but police have not released any details.
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Trailer flips on I-5; onlooker also crashes
March 29, 2005
The driver of a Chevrolet pickup towing a large box trailer on Monday morning lost control of the vehicle, causing the trailer to flip.
The crash happened about 9:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 south of the Kuebler Road overpass.
Driver Linda Dilworth, 26, of Aldergrove, British Columbia, was not injured. The five ATVs she was carrying inside the trailer did not spill out.
Shortly thereafter, Rebecca Royer, 24, of Jefferson was driving a 1994 Isuzu sport utility vehicle in the southbound lanes and slowed while looking at the northbound scene, Oregon State Police said.
Royer and Van Hoy were treated and released from Salem Hospital.
-- Cara Roberts Murez