Truck Crash Causes I-5 Delays

NEAR GOLD HILL, Ore. — For the rest of the day, drivers along I-5 southbound near Gold Hill will be moving through just a single lane. A truck carrying 50,000 glass bottles crashed just after 4 a.m. Friday morning near exit 45. The truck crash initially took up both lanes of traffic. ODOT officials say … Continue reading »

Vehicle Fire on I-5 Slows Traffic

MEDFORD, Ore. — A motor home caught fire on Interstate 5, just off of the southbound on ramp at exit 30 about 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Police reported that propane tanks in the back of the motor home caught fire, and it is unknown how that fire ignited. The people in the car noticed carbon … Continue reading »

Drivers Going Too Fast Near Interchange

PHOENIX, Ore. – Several months after work began on the Fern Valley Interchange project, many drivers are choosing to ignore the reduced speed limit, according to Oregon State Police. The speed limit is posted at 50 miles per hour through the 2-mile stretch of Interstate 5 at Phoenix, in order to protect construction crews working … Continue reading »

Medford High Speed Chase and Search

MEDFORD, Ore. – State, county and city law enforcement officers are currently searching for a suspect who fled a stolen vehicle following a high speed attempt to elude along Interstate 5 between Phoenix and Medford. Officers are searching the area of the Bear Creek Greenway. Last night at approximately 9:55 P.M., Oregon State Police  attempted to … Continue reading »

Interstate Construction Wrapping Up

YREKA, Ore.– It is road construction season, and anyone heading along Interstate 5 through Siskiyou County could run into delays again during the busy summer months. A 45-million dollar project to replace the concrete over Anderson Grade is in the final season. This year the construction will be different than it was five decades ago. … Continue reading »

Wrong Way Driver Arrested

  GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police arrested 42-year old Grants Pass man, Richard Scott, today on charges of Manslaughter, DUII, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Reckless Driving. Scott was the man driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 on March 27th, 2014. He hit an oncoming vehicle and killed the driver, 58-year old … Continue reading »

Interstate 5 Work Postponed Due to Rain

PHOENIX, Ore. — The rainy weather forecast for this week has postponed work on Interstate 5 until further notice north of Phoenix which would have channeled traffic into a single lane. In a press release from the Oregon Department of Transportation, Project Manager Tim Fletcher said, “You cannot stripe when the weather is wet, it’s … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash Closes Parts of I-5

[UPDATE: 6:30 P.M.] Oregon State Police confirmed that alcohol was a factor in the accident and Richard Scott is still recovering from serious injuries at a Portland hospital. Police said he will likely face criminal charges. [UPDATE: 11:17 A.M.] Medford Police released a statement on their Facebook page regarding the victim of this fatal traffic crash: … Continue reading »

Semi Closes Northbound Lanes on I-5

NEAR ROGUE RIVER, OR. — All lanes are back open between exits 43 and 45 along I-5, and traffic is running smoothly. A semi-truck accident is restricting traffic along I-5 this morning. Now officials are saying fatigue may have played a factor. It happened around 3:45 a.m. near mile marker 45. The semi-truck driver says he … Continue reading »

Taser Used on Naked I-5 Wanderer

ASHLAND, Ore. – State police confirm the young girl found wandering naked and confused along I-5 early Sunday morning was apprehended with a Taser. Officials say that she is a juvenile. She was found just after 4:00 a.m. between mileposts 18 and 19, apparently unresponsive and unaware of her surroundings, and it was Adam Bednar … Continue reading »

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