Police: Driver got out of pickup with firearm after crash with semi on I-5

Police activity has closed a northbound lane of Interstate 5 about 3 miles north of Cottage Grove, Oregon DOT says. (TripCheck)

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. - A driver in a pickup collided with a semi - and then got out armed with a firearm Friday morning, Oregon State Police said.

Police took the armed driver into custody.

Troopers said the gold Mazda pickup "was seen driving recklessly before a collision with a commercial motor vehicle" on Interstate 5 north of Cottage Grove.

Police are asking for any witnesses to the driving behavior of the pickup truck; the collision; or what happened after the collision to call (800) 452-7888.

The crash response and police investigation closed northbound I-5 for a period of time.

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