1:14 p.m. - Vehicle rollover blocks I-5 in Salem
Press Release from: Salem Fire Dept.

On March 28, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. the Salem Fire Department responded to a Motor Vehicle Roll Over on I-5 at mile post 252 the Kuebler exit. When Fire Fighters/Paramedics arrived they discovered a Chevy Pick-up, which was pulling a large cargo trailer. The trailer had flipped on its side blocking one northbound lane of I-5. Three people were in the pick-up truck at the time of the accident.

No one was injured in the truck. Due to this accident another accident in the southbound lanes involving two vehicles occurred. An Isuzu trooper and a century custom were involved in a rear end collision sending a 24-year old female and an 80-year old female to the hospital, both in fair condition.

Traffic was backed up in both lanes for approximately 3 to 4 miles. Oregon State Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

March 28, 2005

Accident causes traffic backup three miles long


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SALEM, Ore. - Interstate-5 at Kuebler in Salem is a mess.

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.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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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's vehicle was struck by a 1999 Buick traveling behind her, state police said. It was driven by Ruth G. Van Hoy, 80, of Rogue River.

Royer and Van Hoy were treated and released from Salem Hospital.

-- Cara Roberts Murez