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Ontario crash closes I-84 lanes in both directions

Ontario I-84 crash
Posted at 10:05 PM, Jul 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-08 15:35:29-04

ONTARIO, Ore.  — A crash in Ontario, Oregon affected lanes on I-84 in both directions Thursday night. One lane closed westbound and one lane closed eastbound, according to Trip Check.

The crash on westbound I-84 at milepost 373 happened after a CMV went out of its lane and into the median, hitting the jersey barriers and overpass pillars. The vehicle then came to a complete stop and caught on fire, according to Oregon State Police Capt. Stephanie Bigman.

The 31-year-old driver was treated for minor injuries at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario. His BAC was 0.18% and he showed signs of impairment, according to police. He was arrested for a DUII and and taken to Malheur County Jail on charges of reckless driving and DUII.

All roads are now completely open.