ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — An SUV traveling the wrong way on Interstate 5 collided head-on with a semi-truck, killing one person and injuring another.
Oregon State Police said the crash happened Tuesday shortly after midnight. The driver of a new Honda SUV was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes just north of Rice Hill in Douglas County. The driver, 39-year-old Charles B. Jones, was seriously injured and his 35-year-old passenger, Deanna L. Teaven, died at the scene.
The 23-year-old truck driver from Santa Ana, California, was not hurt.
State police say alcohol is being considered a contributing factor, but the investigation remains active.
The collision caused one northbound lane to be closed for more than six hours.