Mother, daughter injured in crash with semi on Hwy 126W west of Beltline

    A crash closed Highway 126W about a mile west of Beltline Wednesday morning, Oregon DOT says. (SBG)

    EUGENE, Ore. - A woman and her daughter were taken to the hospital after their SUV crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a semi truck on Highway 126W on Wednesday morning.

    The crash closed Highway 126W about a mile west of Beltline from around 9 a.m. until just after noon, Oregon DOT said.

    Oregon State Police said the crash happened when a female driver in an SUV drifted off the road and over-corrected, sending her SUV into oncoming traffic.

    The SUV collided with an oncoming semi truck, state police said.

    The driver of the SUV suffered serious injuries, police said. Her daughter suffered minor injuries. Medics transported them to a local hospital for treatment.

    The driver of the semi was not injured.

    A third car, which was behind the SUV, went off the road and crashed to avoid the other vehicles.

    The identities of the people involved are not yet known.

    A detour around the crash follows Fisher Road to Royal Avenue to Green Hill Road.

    "Hazmat crews are en route," Oregon DOT said before the highway reopened. "Travelers are advised to avoid the area and take alternate routes. Expect a lengthy closure."

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