The Oregon Department of Transportation says the first crash happened early Thursday morning around 7:00 just east of Mapleton. A second crash involving a log truck happened shortly after, blocking the highway.
ODOT has set up a detour using OR 36 and Poodle Creek Road is being established. Motorists should plan on a lengthy detour and delays, as a law enforcement investigation will be necessary.
We have a crew headed to the scene and will bring you updates as the become available.