Driver pinned by guardrail after wreck on I-5

A driver was trapped inside a car after crashing into a guardrail on I5. The area was closed for two hours for investigators and crews to clear the scene Tuesday.

Posted: Dec 19, 2017 7:51 AM
Updated: Dec 19, 2017 5:45 PM

ALBANY, Ore. – A Mill  City man was trapped inside a car after an accident on I-5 on Tuesday.

Police say it happened southbound near milepost 228 around 2:15 a.m.

Troopers said Dalton Robert Roland Davis, 23, was taken to the hospital after getting trapped in his car. They said Davis told them he used meth eight to ten hours before the crash and didn't think he was impaired. He told troopers he remembered passing a vehicle on the interstate, merging into the slow lane, and suddenly being awakened by the rumble strips on the road. Davis said when he woke up it was too late to react and he crashed into the guardrail.

Davis was cited for careless driving, driving uninsured, and driving with a suspended license.

Multiple agencies including Albany and Tangent Fire, Oregon State Patrol, Lane County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT were on the scene.

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