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Log truck crashes into river west of Elgin

Log truck crashes into river west of Elgin

About a mile west of Elgin, along Highway 204, a log truck driver lost control of the truck and it landed on its side in Phillips Creek. The driver, Justin Wright from Summerville, recieved minor injuries.

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According to Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Walt Anderson, Monday, March 24, the Freightliner truck pulling a loaded log trailer was eastbound on Highway 204 near milepost 39. At approximately 4:35pm, the truck and trailer came out of a right curve, traveled onto the shoulder, and continued down the embankment into the river where it came to a rest on its side.

Wright freed himself from the truck and had only minor injuries. He was cited for failure to drive within a lane.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Union County Sheriff’s Office, Elgin Rural Fire Protection District, and ODOT. DEQ was notified to assess any environmental impact. There is no information regarding a diesel spill from the truck.

ODOT and the logging company were on the scene to remove the truck, trailer and logs from the creek.

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