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SE McLoughlin closed by three vehicle crash

Most lanes of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard near Tacoma Street Bridge were closed by a serious automobile accident early Thursday morning.

The closures of both north and south bound lanes were expected to continue well into the rush hour. Bus travel was also disrupted.Commuters were urged to take alternative routs.

One driver has been taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to police, at 5:16 a.m. on Oct. 17, Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a three vehicle crash on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard just North of the Tacoma Street Bridge. One of the vehicles was reported to have caught fire after the crash.

Officers and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and extinguished the fire.

KOIN News 6 contributed to this story.