I-5 crash and fire closes Sutherlin northbound Exit 136

    Witnesses pulled two people from a burning pickup truck on Interstate 5 Wednesday evening after the driver stopped his pickup truck in the northbound travel lane and started to back up, colliding with a semi truck, Oregon State Police said. (OSP)

    UPDATE: Driver killed, passenger injured after pickup stops on I-5, backs up

    SUTHERLIN, Ore. -- The northbound Interstate 5 off-ramp at Sutherlin Exit 136 is closed due to a vehicle crash and fire, Oregon Department of Transportation reports Wednesday evening.

    There is no estimate for re-opening the ramp at this time.

    Motorists traveling north on I-5 are advised to use Exit 135 to reach south Sutherlin.

    Northbound I-5 traffic is limited to a single lane.

    Northbound motorists should expect congestion.

    All lanes of I-5 and all other ramps at Exit 136 are open, ODOT said.

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