Albany

Truck crash disrupts I-5

Truck crash disrupts I-5

A trucker choked eating some chicken and passed out, allowing his truck to crash on Interstate 5 south of Albany on Wednesday -- the second semi truck crash between Eugene and Albany of the day.

The first happened early Wednesday morning when a truck loaded with produce went off the freeway near the Oak Grove rest area north of Coburg around 6 a.m. Traffic on I-5 northbound was restricted to one lane until 9:15 a.m.

About three hours later, a trucker from Los Angeles passed out after choking on some chicken.

The truck and semi-trailer traveled across the center median, coming to rest on the opposite median shoulder with the trailer containing tires overturned, according to state police.