According to ODOT, the semi-truck rolled for an unknown reason, and landed, blocking both northbound lanes. Debris and cleaning supplies carried by the truck were also scattered across the southbound lanes.
Fire District Five officials say the driver was stuck inside, and had to be extricated by fire crews. He was airlifted for medical treatment, with serious injuries.
ODOT officials say crews are working to clear the scene, and remove the semi. One lane is open, but traffic is backed up for miles. ODOT officials say the second lane will likely be opened back up later Sunday evening. Stay with NBC5 News for updates.
Natalie Weber anchors Your Place @ 7, and reports for NBC5 News at 5 and 6. She is also the spokesperson for S.O. Close to Homeless, a community discussion on homelessness in our region, started by Access and NBC5 News.
Natalie began her career in journalism as an intern with NBC5 News during her senior year at South Medford High School. Following graduation, she was promoted to Producer for the morning news broadcast for NBC’s sister station, FOX26, then to Producer for NBC5 News at Sunrise.
Natalie took a break from news to work for the Medford Police Department as a Records Specialist. However, she missed the fast-paced environment of the newsroom. Natalie moved back to her hometown of Eureka, California to start her on-air career with North Coast News KAEF ABC23 before returning once again to NBC5 News.
Natalie attended Southern Oregon University. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, getting lost in a good book, and exploring Southern Oregon.