Two commercial vehicle occupants received minor injuries Wednesday morning after losing control of their vehicle and rolling onto its side blocking eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 about fifteen miles east of Baker City. One lane is now re-open as ODOT coordinates clean up efforts.
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Lieutenant Dave MacManiman, on September 17, 2008 at approximately 5:05 a.m. a commercial vehicle with two occupants was eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 321 in a construction zone for a bridge project when the truck and trailer left the roadway into the center median. The driver attempted to get back onto the roadway but lost control and rolled over onto its left side.
Both the driver and co-driver were transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Baker City with non-life threatening injuries. Their names are not available for this release.
Truck was loaded with boxed produce from the Tri-Cities area in Washington State.
OSP troopers from the Baker City office are investigating the crash. They were assisted at the scene by ODOT, Baker City Fire Department, and local construction zone workers. Both lanes were blocked for about 2.5 hours before one lane could be opened until the scene is completely cleared.
Photograph Source: Oregon State Police