On Friday, March 5, 2021, at approximately 2:30 A.M., Troopers from the Springfield Area Command responded to a Semi vs. Semi crash on I-5 northbound at milepost 216.
Preliminary investigation revealed a tan 2015 Volvo Semi truck and trailer was northbound in the slow lane, when for an unknown reasons, it was rear ended a Blue 2016 Freight Truck and Trailer at a high rate of speed. The three occupants of the tan Volvo were entrapped for approximately one hour before Fire & EMS could extricate them. Once freed, the 3 occupants were transported to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis.
Recruit Trooper Padgett rescued a small dog from the cab of the tan Volvo. The dog was transported to the Linn County Animal Shelter without injury.
OSP was assisted by Oregon Department of Transportation, Linn County Sheriff's Office, Halsey Fire & EMS, and Albany EMS. One lane continues to be closed awaiting reconstruction of the scene. The investigation is still ongoing.