UPDATE: Portland police officer responding to crash also injured when vehicle was hit by a motorist

One person died and two others were injured Sunday evening in a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 north near North Marine Drive and south of the Interstate Bridge.

A Portland police officer responding to the crash was also injurd when has vehicle was crashed into by a motorist. A second officer in the vehicle was not injured.

Names of the victims were not immediately released.

The first crash happened at about 6:43 p.m., Nov. 26. Portland police said a white Ford Mustang and a Chevrolet pickup collided. Police said speed may have been a factor in the crash.

One person in the Mustang died in the crash and a second person in the Mustang was seriously injured. One person in the Chevrolet pickup was treated at an area hospital for what was believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

Police say that when the second crash happened, two officers were inside their stopped patrol vehicle with the vehicle's emergency lights activated when a Ford Focus crashed into it.

One officer was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The other officer was assessed by emergency medical responders at the scene and did not require medical transport.

I-5 north was closed during the crash investigation.

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