April 10, 2014
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
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Two occupants of a commercial truck received minor injuries Wednesday evening in a traffic crash along Highway 20 near Harper in Malheur County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.
According to Sergeant Kurt Marvin, on April 9, 2014 at approximately 7:18 p.m. (Mountain Time), a 2008 Volvo truck pulling a semi-trailer driven by NURLAN SADVAKASSOV, age 29, residence not available, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 221. SADVAKASSOV said he lost control while trying to avoid an animal on the highway. As the truck traveled onto the eastbound shoulder, SADVAKASSOV over-corrected causing the truck and trailer to cross the highway where it crashed and came to rest on the westbound side of the highway and traffic lane.
Vale Ambulance responded to the scene and transported SADVADASSOV and passenger ALEXANDER MIKHAYLOV, age 26, residence not available, to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario for treatment of minor injuries. Both men were treated and released. Safety restraint use information is not available.
The highway was closed for about 20 minutes before being open to one lane with ODOT flagging traffic through using the westbound lane.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Malheur County Sheriff's Office. Trooper Brian Wickert is the lead investigator.
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