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Several Motorcycles Crash on I-5 Near Wilsonville, Oregon (UPDATE)Salem-News.com
All lanes are open on I-5 northbound following a crash involving multiple motorcycles at mile post 282, 2 miles south of Wilsonville. Traffic is backed up for several miles, and motorists should consider alternate routes. Expect delays as significant congestion clears, and watch for crews working in the median area.
(WILSONVILLE, Ore.) - Oregon State Police say one lane northbound is now open following a multi-vehicle crash involving 26 motorcycles and two passenger vehicles northbound Interstate 5 near the Baldock Rest Area south of Wilsonville.
Two motorcyclists were taken by LifeFlight with critical injuries and eight others transported by ground ambulance to area hospitals.
Preliminary information indicates that today at approximately 2:45 p.m. a group of at least 26 motorcyclists were northbound in the left lane on Interstate 5 near milepost 22 following a passenger vehicle when traffic ahead began slowing.
Police say the car and motorcyclists all tried to slow but collided with one another. A vehicle in the middle northbound lane was reportedly struck by one of the motorcycles.
All northbound lanes were closed until about 4:00 p.m. T
Traffic is reported slow but getting through in one lane. The southbound lanes are open but also very slow.
Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue is on scene assisting Aurora Fire at the I-5 Crash.
Police ask motorists to please use alternate routes and visit tripcheck.com for updates.
Oregon Highway 180 is also blocked at MP 14.21 after a log truck overturned. Take alternate routes.
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