A two-car collision injured at least one person and caused extensive damage to both vehicles that were heading south on Interstate 5 near exit 120 late Wednesday night.

Oregon State Police could not confirm any other details about the accident, only saying that it was under investigation.

Debris from the accident, including glass pieces and recreation equipment, was scattered across the highway for at least 100 yards after exit 120. It appeared a sport utility vehicle crashed into the back side of a small pickup truck.

Both vehicles were undrivable after the collision.

The SUV was dragged off the highway by emergency personnel, who also assisted both drivers safely out of their vehicles. Oregon State Police confirmed each vehicle only had one person in it but said they could not file an official report until each driver was interviewed.

Interstate traffic was briefly detoured with flares and emergency vehicles off I-5 and onto the Green exit leading to Highway 99 before it was slowed to one lane while debris was cleaned up from the roadway.

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What are the names of the people involved in the accident?

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