Four people reportedly on their way to Portland were injured this morning when a delivery truck they were traveling in rolled off Interstate 5 and down a hill near the Mount Ashland exit.
5:55 p.m. Two people injured in a rollover on Interstate 5 this morning remain hospitalized, Oregon State Police said. Two others were treated and released.
David Staley, 38, of Portland, is in critical condition at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, hospital officials reported.
Staley and Angela Paterson, 30, also of Portland, were sitting unbelted on custom-fitted bench seats in the back of a converted Ford delivery van and were thrown from the tumbling vehicle. Paterson is in fair condition at Rogue Regional Medical Center.
Trevor Heuber, 29, of Marysville, Wash., was driving north on Interstate 5 near mile 6 when he lost control of the van on wet pavement, police said. The van traveled down a gravel embankment where it rolled multiple times, scattering unsecured items across the slope.
Heuber and another passenger, Jordon Brown, 27, were taken by ambulance to RRMC, but have been released.
Police said the four were headed to Portland from a craft fair in Northern California.
OSP continues to investigate the crash.
12:15 p.m. Four people reportedly on their way to Portland were injured this morning when a delivery truck they were traveling in rolled off Interstate 5 and down a hill near the Mount Ashland exit.
Nick Baalman, an engineer and paramedic with Ashland Fire & Rescue, said he thought the truck was parked on the side of the freeway when it tumbled, strewing clothes, plastic bins and a water cooler down the hillside.
Ashland Fire & Rescue, Jackson County Fire District No. 5, Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Transportation responded to the crash, which was reported about 10:30 a.m.
Four people were taken by ambulance to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.