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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.

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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.

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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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