PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two people were rushed to the hospital after they were traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 and hit a semi-truck head-on early Monday morning, officials said.
Around 2:53 a.m., police received a report of a wrong-way driver. When officials arrived they found two people pinned in a Toyota Avalon.
The wrong-way driver reportedly hit a semi-truck head-on near SW Terwilliger Boulevard.
Both individuals were rushed to a nearby hospital. According to officials, neither person is believed to have life-threatening injuries. The truck driver did not report any injuries.
All northbound lanes were initially closed due to spilled fuel and the vehicles blocking the roadway. Crews reopened one lane around 5:30 a.m., and the remaining lanes reopened around 9:20 a.m.
An investigation is underway, and authorities said alcohol may have played a role.