COMMERCIAL TRUCK AND DOUBLE TRAILER ROLL-OVER CRASH ON I-84 [PHOTO]
I hope you weren't expecting a package from UPS. Troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday morning's commercial motor vehicle crash on Interstat e 84 involving a UPS semi truck pulling a set of double trailers. Senior Trooper Mike Holloran of The Dalles said the truck's driver, identified as ODELL THOMAS,55, of Vancouver WA, was travelling too fast for conditions on an icy freeway as he approached traffic slowing ahead; losing control, going off the road into the median and rolling over. Sr. Trooper Holloran said the driver was transported by ambulance to Good Shepherd Community Hospital in Hermiston for treatment of minor injuries.
Due to the icy conditions and location of the overturned truck troopers believe it will take several hours if not days to off-load the trailers by hand and then remove the truck. Drivers are asked to be mindful of crews working in the area to clear the crash and to reduce distractions and increase your following distances.
Most major interstates are open now but with icy weather motorists are urged to Know Before You Go and consult www.TripCheck.com for travel details. Drive Safe!