SALEM, Ore. (KOIN 6) – A Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy and a cadet both went to the hospital after their marked SUV crashed on I-5 Sunday morning.
Neither was seriously injured. The deputy was trying to assist officers apprehend a felony assault suspect in a field near the freeway north of Salem.
Oregon State Police troopers say the northbound SUV lost control on the wet pavement and crossed through the grassy median before hitting a concrete wall and stopping on the southbound shoulder of the freeway.
There was standing water on the roadway at the time of the 8:40 a.m. crash. Two southbound lanes were blocked for the investigation.
The names of the deputy and cadet will be released Monday.