Freeway wreck takes one life

4:30 p.m. update: One person has died in the accident involving two semi-trucks near the Siskiyou Summit on Interstate 5 this afternoon. At least one lane is blocked, but traffic is moving through the area.

An accident involving two semi-trucks has closed a northbound lane of Interstate 5 this afternoon.

The northbound freeway's slow lane is blocked at milepost 4, which is south of Mount Ashland's exit 6 but north of the Oregon-California state line.

Police responded to calls that said one truck hit another. The second truck was parked along the side of the road at the time.

We'll have more details as they're available.

- Staff reports

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