Aftermath of fiery semi crash on Hwy 58 will restrict traffic to one lane Tuesday

A fiery crash involving two semi trucks early Tuesday morning will likely keep one lane of Highway 58 closed for most of the day, the Oregon Department of Transportation said. (Oakridge Fire photo)

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. - A fiery crash involving two semi trucks early Tuesday morning will likely keep one lane of Highway 58 closed for most of the day, the Oregon Department of Transportation said.

Firefighters said the drivers walked away from the crash.

Oakridge Fire responded to the scene at milepost 22 east of Pleasant Hill at 1:30 a.m. Crews from Dexter Rural Fire Protection District, Lowell Fire and Pleasant Hill - Goshen Fire also responded.

"When crews arrived they found one of the semi trucks was on fire," Oakridge Fire said in a statement. "Crews quickly got hose lines deployed to extinguish the fire."

ODOT says the crash is restricting traffic from milepost 17 to 22.

"Expect to be single lane traffic for most of the day," ODOT said in a statement. "Motorists can expect congestion."

The road was back open by 5:30 p.m. | TRAFFIC


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