Semi truck hits deputy's SUV during traffic stop along I-5

Semi truck hits deputy's SUV during traffic stop along I-5
Photo courtesy: Marion County Sheriff's Office

SALEM, Ore. – A semi-truck crashed into a Marion County sheriff’s deputy’s patrol SUV during a traffic stop along Interstate 5 Saturday morning.

No one was hurt in the crash, Marion County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Don Thomson said.

Sheriff’s deputy Cody Lane cited Shannon Duffy of Brownsville for careless driving and driving with a suspended license at around 9 a.m., Thomson said.

Deputy Lane waited on the I-5 shoulder with Duffy while she and her coworker loaded boxes from her company car into another car before Duffy’s was impounded.

At around 10:45 a.m., a semi-truck with two trailers crashed into the barrier on the right side of the freeway and then hit the patrol SUV.

The truck driver, 61-year-old Michael Dunham of Oregon City, was not hurt in the crash.

The truck came to a stop facing south in the northbound lanes. The patrol SUV was totaled, Thomson said. The semi-truck had minor damage.

State Police were called in to investigate. No citations have been issued.

I-5 was closed for several hours after the crash. It reopened at around 2:15 p.m.