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Story by James Daniels - The Oregon Herald
Published on Wednesday February 16, 2011 - 12:44 PM
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Interstate 5 was effectively closed after six-car littered debris over the highway Salem.

The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. north of Portland Road NE.

An Envoy SUV was moving north on I5 and crossed the earth median and hit an oncoming car. The car first hit a small Volkswagen car, badly damaging it. Several other vehicles were also damaged.

From the SUV 56-year old Gary Teeter and 88-year-old Darthee Teeter of Keizer were hospitalized at Salem Hospital for minor injuries then released yesterday.

A witness said he believed a tire on an SUV blew out causing the driver to lose control.

44-year old Elizabeth H. Miller, driver of the Volkswagen, was also hospitalized with serious injuries. Police say all three were wearing seat belts.