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NAME RELEASED: FATAL CRASH ON INTERSTATE 5 IN OREGON

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MARION COUNTY, OR - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Friday, March 25, 2022, at approximately 1:41 PM OSP and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle vehicle collision on Interstate 5 near MP 276.

The preliminary investigation revealed a black Toyota Tacoma pickup, operated by Michael Lee Tu (35) of Woodburn, was traveling northbound on Interstate 5 when it rear-ended a Mack semi-truck towing a fully loaded trailer which was also northbound in the middle lane.

The semi-truck was operated by Todd Holzwarth-Gunner (49) of Longview, Washington.

At the time of the crash the semi-truck was traveling slowly due to heavy traffic. 

Michael Tu sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Interstate 5 was closed for approximately 3 hours while the scene was investigated. 

OSP was assisted by Woodburn Fire and ODOT.