June 19, 2017 11:30 a.m.
The driver was seriously hurt when a semi-truck rolled over on northbound Interstate Five, about five miles south of Ashland late Sunday morning.
Lieutenant Mark Duncan of Oregon State Police says that just before 11:00 a.m. OSP troopers and other emergency responders were dispatched to the wreck near milepost ten.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a commercial truck and trailer hauling cleaning supplies was northbound when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it rolled onto its side. Lieutenant Duncan says the trailer breached and a load of cleaning supplies spilled into both the north and southbound lanes of the freeway.
For a time all northbound and southbound lanes were blocked due to the wreckage and the debris. Northbound traffic was backed up close to five miles.
The OSP report says the driver, a 47 year old man from Michigan, sustained serious injuries and was taken by Mercy Flights to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford where he is now listed in good condition.
Police believe that speed may have been a factor in the crash.