‘Serious injury’ crash on Interstate 5

Jackson County, Ore — Traffic was reduced to a crawl after a truck collided with a semi on Interstate 5 near the Oregon-California border Friday morning.

The driver of a pickup was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

According to Oregon State Police the pickup was traveling northbound in the fast lane when it switched lanes behind a semi.

“At the last minute he either recognized or acknowledged it was there and made an evasive maneuver into the fast lane again and ended up rear-ending the semi on the DOT bar,” said Sgt. Jeff Proulx.

The truck was dragged around 75 yards before stopping. The driver of the semi was not hurt.

OSP wants to remind drivers this holiday weekend to be extra cautious driving on roadways.

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Matt Jordan is the Chief Meteorologist for KOBI-TV NBC5. Matt joined the NBC5 weather team in 2014 after a year as a reporter and anchor in Alexandria, Louisiana. His experience with the severe weather of the Deep South and a love of the Pacific Northwest led him to pursue a certification with Mississippi State University as a Broadcast Meteorologist. You can find Matt working in the evenings of NBC5 News at 5, 6 and 11 as well as online. Matt also has a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. In addition to being passionate about news and weather, Matt is a BIG Oregon Ducks fan. When not rooting for the Ducks or tracking down the next storm over the Pacific, Matt can be found outdoors in the Oregon wilderness with his wife, his daughter and their dogs Stanley and Gordi.
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