2 people extricated from rollover crash on Hwy 217


Two people were extricated after being trapped inside a rolled vehicle after a crash on Highway 217 on Monday, May 10, 2021. (Tigard PD)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two people were removed from a rollover crash on Highway 217 on Monday.

Around 10:30 a.m., a driver reportedly crashed through a barrier near Highway 217 at Insterstate 5 and flipped into a ditch. Various fire crews responded to the scene. Two people were trapped inside the car, which was rolled on a steep embankment in thick brush — making access difficult for firefighters. However, both people were ultimately extricated within the hour.

The two victims were sent to a local hospital. Their current conditions are unclear, but Tigard Police Department told KOIN 6 News there were serious injuries.

Details of what led up to the crash are not yet confirmed. However, officials say a medical issue may have been the cause. Oregon State Police is now investigating.

The scene has been cleared and I-5 has reopened.

This is a developing story.

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