Highway 58 reopens after 10 car crash - KPTV - FOX 12

Highway 58 reopens after 10-car crash

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Ten cars, including three commercial vehicles, were involved in a crash Thursday evening along Highway 58 in the Willamette Pass east of Oakridge. The incident closed the highway for about four hours.

According to Oregon State Police Lieutenant Rob Edwards, at about 7:55 p.m. Thursday, an eastbound commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer was negotiating a curve on Highway 58 near milepost 56 when it stalled in the lane of travel.

Two additional commercial trucks pulling trailers attempted to drive past the stall, but lost traction on the snow covered highway and slid into the truck and semi-trailer. Seven other passenger vehicles also slid out of control and became stuck in the deep snow.

The vehicles were freed from the snow while the highway was closed for nearly four hours. Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Transportation were assisted at the scene by Oakridge Fire and Rescue.

No injuries were reported.

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