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Fatal Semi Crash Closes I-5 Ramp

semi-crash-1-28COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The southbound I-5 exit at 6th Street in Cottage Grove along with London Road and 6th Street were closed Tuesday morning following a fatal semi-truck crash.

Oregon State Police say the driver of the semi was exiting the freeway onto London Road when he lost control. The driver of the truck was found dead on the scene and police believe he may have had a passenger.

The cause of the crash is under investigation but police don’t believe weather played a role in the accident.

ODOT says drivers trying to get into Cottage Grove should take exit 174, at the north end of the city.

The exit 172 off-ramp will be closed while crews clean up debris and investigate what caused the crash.