Semi crash blocking I-5 lanes in Tualatin - KPTV - FOX 12

300 gallons of sewer waste spills on I-5 after crash

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TUALATIN, OR (KPTV) -

A commercial truck driver was cited after a crash that closed part of northbound Interstate 5 for more than three hours Monday.

It happened at 12:15 p.m. near the Interstate 205 junction. Troopers said an SUV was slowing down for traffic in the far right northbound lane of the highway near milepost 289.

A sewer truck trailing the SUV also slowed down and was hit from behind by a 2008 International truck pulling a semi-trailer.

After colliding, the semi and trailer veered across the northbound lanes and came to rest on the center median. The sewer truck was pushed forward and into the back of the SUV.

The crash caused around 300 gallons of sewer waste to spill onto the roadway. Oregon Department of Transportation workers coordinated the cleanup efforts.

The drivers of the sewer truck and the SUV suffered possible minor injuries, but did not go to the hospital.

The driver of the commercial truck, David Towns, 44, from Fresno, CA, was not hurt. He was driving for Kiwi Transport and was cited for following too close.

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