1 killed in foggy Oregon crash involving dozens of vehicles — including the fatal crash of two semis
The National Transportation Safety Board says a woman died and eight others were injured in a head-on crash that happened on Interstate 5 north of Beaverton in Multnomah County on Friday afternoon.
The woman was identified as 18-year-old Autumn C. Noll of Lake Oswego. The cause of the crash, which occurred around 2:40 p.m. on a wet and heavy day in Oregon, is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Noll, whose last name at the time was unknown, was described as a passenger in a 2011 Nissan Rogue sedan and the driver of another vehicle that had stopped in the northbound lanes of the freeway.
The driver of a semi-trailer truck that lost control ran through the westbound lanes of I-5 and struck a guardrail before crashing into a guardrail in the northbound lanes, authorities said.
A semi-trailer truck loaded with chemicals and other cargo crashed into a guardrail in northbound lanes of the Interstate 5 Freeway between Beaverton and Hillsboro Thursday afternoon, killing one person and injuring eight others.
The NHTSA says a truck driver lost control and crashed into a guardrail where a semi-trailer was parked and chemical containers exploded. It says the driver and two passengers in the semi were transported to hospitals in critical condition.
According to the NHTSA, the crash happened at approximately 2:45 p.m. Thursday on the northbound lanes of the Interstate 5.
A spokesman says the semi-trailer was carrying a load of chemicals and liquid sodium nitrate. The NHTSA says the chemicals are an ingredient in industrial fertilizers and are not listed on the list in the Federal Hazardous Materials Act that applies to hazardous materials.
The crash happened in the northbound lanes of the Interstate 5 near the I-5 and U.S. 41 interchange, at mile marker 5.5,