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Summerville man involved in log truck accident
Crash leaves truck overturned in Phillips Creek
A log truck driver received minor injuries Monday after losing control of his semi-truck, resulting in the truck and trailer loaded with logs coming to rest on their side in Phillips Creek along Highway 204 about a mile west of Elgin.
According to Oregon State Police Sr. Trooper Walt Anderson, the accident occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. Monday when a Freightliner truck pulling a loaded log trailer driven by Justin K. Wright, 33, of Summerville was eastbound on Highway 204 near milepost 39. As the truck and trailer came out of a right-hand curve, it traveled onto the shoulder and continued down the embankment into the river where it came to rest on its right side. Wright freed himself from the truck and got out on his own. Wright suffered only minor injuries and 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 the Oregon Department of Transportation. The state Department of Environmental Quality was notified to assess any environmental impact. There is no information regarding a diesel spill from the truck.