20-car pileup closes westbound Interstate 84 for 12 hours - KPTV - FOX 12

20-car pileup closes westbound Interstate 84 for 12 hours

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(Photos: Oregon State Police) (Photos: Oregon State Police)
UMATILLA COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A 20-car pileup closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 just east of Pendleton for 12 hours. 

The crash occurred at about 6:20 p.m. Saturday at milepost 223, according to Oregon State Police. 

The preliminary investigation revealed speed and black ice were contributing factors creating a domino effect, which resulted in the collision.

Investigators estimate that nine people were taken to area hospitals to be treated. Five of them were in serious condition. No names were released. 

The westbound lanes of the freeway reopened at 8 a.m. Sunday, but OSP is still investigating. 

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