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Head-On Traffic Crash on Highway 18 in Otis – Highway remains closed likely through 11am

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.

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