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DOUGLAS COUNTY — A semi with doubles in tow rolled last Wednesday at milepost 26.

According to a press release from Oregon State Police, scene evidence showed that it left its lane and entered the westbound shoulder around 4:50 a.m. where it crashed through an Oregon Department of Transportation highway sign.

“Evidence indicated the operator steered . . . back onto the roadway where it flipped on to the passenger side and slid to an uncontrolled rest on its side blocking the eastbound lane,” the release read.

As The World previously reported, Dan Latham with ODOT checked the cameras in the area and described a sweeping curve where the accident happened, but that it was otherwise a fairly straight and flat area.

“It is the west end of a passing lane where the passing vehicles would merge into a single lane, but at 4:50 in the morning I don’t know if there was passing activity going on,” he observed.

The driver sustained mild injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance, but has since been released. The semi was towed from the scene around 12:03 p.m.

Reporter Jillian Ward can be reached at 541-269-1222, ext. 235, or by email at jillian.ward@theworldlink.com. Follow her on Twitter: @JE_Wardwriter.


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