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Girder clean up takes nearly 15 hours

Girder clean up takes nearly 15 hours

It was an all night job for ODOT crews to break apart a 75,000 pound girder that crushed a car on the I-5 northbound on the Interstate Bridge.  They had to break it apart into pieces small enough to carry away on regular trucks.

The incident began with a crash Tuesday afternoon.  The girder tipped over and crushed a car trapping 23-year-old Dana Buice.  The car caught fire and she was rescued by Mark Cole who was following behind the truck carrying the girder.

Buice suffered a broken arm.

The crash caused massive traffic jams on I-5 nourthbound, I-84 westbound and Highway 26 eastbound.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Photo: KATU

 

 

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