Four people die in multi-vehicle crash at Rice Hill

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RICE HILL, Ore. — Four people died in an accident on Interstate 5 north of the Rice Hill area on Saturday night.

Oregon State Police Troopers were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash near milepost 154 at approximately 9:33 p.m. on Saturday, and a preliminary investigation reveals that a red Acura Integra was going northbound in the southbound lanes for unknown reasons.

The Acura collided nearly head-on with a Nissan Murano, and both vehicles became engulfed in flames after the collision.

Bystanders were able to remove two passengers from the Nissan, but the drivers of both vehicles were not able to be safely removed and died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The two passengers that were removed from the Nissan also died from injuries sustained in the crash.

I-5 was closed for five hours while ODOT setup a detour. All traffic has been reopened at the time, but investigations on the crash are still ongoing.

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