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Oregon State Police (OSP) are continuing the investigation
into Thursday morning's commercial motor vehicle crash that resulted in a
hazmat spill in the Wasco County area near The Dalles. The hazardous material
was "Severe Marine Pollutant" containing Polychlorinated Biphenyls
(PCB-S) an Environmentally Hazardous solid substance.
On January 30, 2014 at approximately 12:40 p.m., A Perterbilt truck and pup
trailer, operated by MONTE HURLBUT, age 27, from Vancouver, Washington, was
northbound on Steele Road near milepost 5. A southbound commercial vehicle came
into the northbound lane and HURLBUT drove toward the ditch to avoid a
collision. The trailer tires dug into the soft shoulder and the trailer rolled
down the embankment dumping approximately 34,000 pounds of the solid hazardous
No water ways were affected and the substance was being removed by the hauling
company, Dietrich Trucking.
OSP troopers are attempting to locate the southbound commercial motor vehicle
and multiple witnesses that stopped at the scene to give information.
OSP was assisted at the scene by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office.
Photographs provided by OSP.
Lt. Steve Mitchell
Oregon State Police