Motorcyclist hospitalized after I-5 crash

0609 I5 MOTORCYCLE CRASHJackson County, Ore. – A man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after he crashed his motorcycle into a semi-truck on Interstate 5 between Central Point and Gold Hill.

Oregon State Police said the crash happened around 1:30 Thursday afternoon near milepost 33.

According to OSP, a man driving a motorcycle rear-ended a semi-truck on southbound I-5. Police believe speed was a factor. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, the driver of the semi-truck was uninjured.

Police did not release the identity of the motorcyclist involved.

Both southbound lanes of I-5 were closed and traffic was diverted to the shoulder of the road. Both lanes re-opened around 3:00 p.m.

OSP said the investigation is ongoing.

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