Wednesday March 20, 2019
SNc Channels:

Search
About Salem-News.com

 

Oct-24-2018 01:08printcomments

Fatal Truck Crash Caused by Cow in the Road

The commercial truck was carrying 7500 gallons of gasoline and 2500 gallons of diesel fuel.

fatal crash
Photo: OSP

(DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore.) - Monday night, Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the scene of a fatal commercial motor vehicle crash on Hwy 38 mile post 21, near Scottsburg in Douglas County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 9:45 p.m., Oct 22nd, a 2012 Kenworth truck towing double fuel tanks was westbound on Hwy 38 when it struck a large black cow standing in the roadway.

The truck then lost control and traveled off the roadway and struck a power pole.

The operator of the truck, 59-year old Charles Stephens, from Eugene, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The cow is deceased.

The commercial motor vehicle was carrying 7500 gallons of gasoline and 2500 gallons of diesel fuel. An unknown amount of each substance has leaked out of the tanks. Hazmat/cleanup crews are on scene assessing the amount of the leak and the environmental impact.

Traffic was controlled by flaggers as Hwy 38 was closed throughout the morning and early afternoon while the spill was cleaned and contained.

OSP was assisted by Scottsburg Fire and Rescue, Elkton Fire and Rescue, Reedsport Fire and Rescue, Roseburg Hazmat, North Douglas County Fire, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Lower Umpqua Ambulance, Douglas Electric Cooperative, and ODOT.

Source: Oregon State Police

_________________________________________




Comments Leave a comment on this story.
Name:

All comments and messages are approved by people and self promotional links or unacceptable comments are denied.


[Return to Top]
©2019 Salem-News.com. All opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Salem-News.com.


Articles for October 23, 2018 | Articles for October 24, 2018 | Articles for October 25, 2018
Support
Salem-News.com:

Special Section: Truth telling news about marijuana related issues and events.

Call 503-362-6858 to Order Ahead  or for Party Reservations!

googlec507860f6901db00.html
Your customers are looking: Advertise on Salem-News.com!