May 23 2017
On May 9, 2017 at about 2 PM a westbound Isuzu box truck was turning left when it crossed the centerline and entered into the eastbound lane. Traveling eastbound was a loaded chip truck. The driver of the chip truck attempted to avoid the collision but the two commercial motor vehicles collided striking driver side headlight to driver side headlight.
After the collision, the chip truck hit the embankment and crossed the westbound lanes. The chip truck traveled down another steep embankment and came to rest.
The driver of the box truck died at the scene and the driver of the chip truck was taken to a Portland hospital, via ground ambulance, in stable condition.
The names of the drivers have not yet been released pending notification to families.