OSP press release:
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into this morning’s critical injury two vehicle crash on I-5 near Gervais.
On October 16, 2019 at 4:15 AM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on I-5 northbound near milepost 267.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevy Tahoe, occupied by an adult male, was parked on the shoulder of I-5. A Peterbuilt Truck and Semi-Trailer was northbound and for unknown reasons left the roadway and went onto the shoulder where it crashed into the parked Chevy Tahoe.
The occupant of the Chevrolet Tahoe was transported to Salem Hospital by air ambulance with critical injuries. The operator of the Peterbuilt Truck and Semi-Trailer received minor injuries.
Names of those involved are being withheld pending notifications to family members.
This is an active investigation and more information will be released when available