COWLITZ COUNTY, WA (KPTV) - Traffic was blocked for hours Saturday morning following a three-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 5 near Longview.

Just after 5:30 a.m., multiple emergency crews responded to the crash involving two cars and a semi-truck near Exit 36.

According to Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue, the crash caused heavy damage to a Honda Accord, moderate damage to another passenger car, and damage to the rear axle of the semi-truck's trailer.

Washington State Patrol said an investigation revealed that the Honda veered off the road and collided with a disabled semi-truck on the shoulder. The Honda came to a rest in the left lane and was struck by the other passenger car, which came to a rest in the left median.

Two passengers in the Honda and the driver of the other car were taken to Peace Health St. John's Medical Center for treatment. The extent of their injuries is not known at this time.

Two lanes of northbound I-5 were closed while Washington State Patrol troopers investigated the crash.

WSP said the driver of the Honda, identified as Diego A. Cisneros, 23, of Longview, is facing a charge of driving under the influence.

The Cowlitz County Prosecuting Attorney will determine if Cisneros will face a charge of vehicular assault.

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