- Associated Press - Monday, May 9, 2016

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A semitrailer carrying hydrochloric acid has been struck by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 5 north of Grants Pass.

The Oregon State Patrol says the semitrailer had been heading north on Sunday when it was struck by a vehicle going the wrong direction. The wrong-way driver was identified as 27-year-old Ashley Whipple, who was hospitalized with minor injuries. She was cited for driving under the influence of intoxicants and released.

The semitrailer driver was uninjured.

Initial reports had said the collision caused an acid spill, but a hazardous materials team from Medford that responded to the scene says there were no chemical leaks.

The northbound lanes were reopened after several hours.

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