7:50am Report of a bad traffic crash on Highway 18, in Otis. Awaiting details. Smoke is visible.
7:52am Report of injuries. Helicopter ambulance is put on standby. Two ground ambulances are enroute to the crash scene.
8am Highway 18 is CLOSED both directions. Bad crash – extensive damage to both vehicles.
8:04am Ambulances are arriving on scene. Two patients still trapped in a vehicle. Major injuries. More ambulances coming on scene.
8:08am Two crash victims are seriously injured. Fire-Rescue personnel are preparing them for transport to a trauma center.
8:09am Third ambulance is cancelled.
8:12am AGAIN…HIGHWAY 18 IS COMPLETELY CLOSED AT MILEPOST 3 (3 miles east of the 101/18 junction).
8:14am Driver of one vehicle remains trapped. Major injuries.
8:31am All crash victims have been pulled from the wreckage, awaiting transport.
8:43am Two victims being Life Flighted to a Salem Hospital.
8:50am Highway 18 still closed. North Bank Road is the alternate route around the crash scene and is linked to Highway 101.