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Two Accidents Block I-5 Northbound Lanes

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ASHLAND, Ore. – Two unrelated accidents leave three drivers injured and stall afternoon traffic along I-5 Northbound.

The first accident happened near mile marker 15 around 2:30 Saturday afternoon.

State Police officials say the driver of a Honda Civic going Southbound became distracted and drove through the median at full speed into the Northbound lanes.

That car crashed head-on into a van going Northbound, and caused it to flip several times before rolling onto its side.

Both drivers were injured, although the extent of their injuries is unknown.

Officials say there is no sign of intoxication.

“At this point in time we have no indicators of anything regarding alcohol or anything like that,” said Senior Trooper Bill Matson. “A distracted driving incident until we hear further.”

Just minutes later, another crash occurred roughly 10 miles up the road near the Phoenix exit on I-5.

A witness says he watched the driver get cut off at high speeds, spin around 360-degrees, and flip several times before landing on her wheels.

That driver is reportedly okay except for a sore neck and cuts on her face.