June 11, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
A commercial truck driver was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) following Monday evening's rollover crash on Interstate 5 south of Ashland that closed the northbound lanes about three hours.
On June 10, 2013 at approximately 7:29 p.m., a 2005 Freightliner truck pulling a semi-trailer driven by PAUL GURINDER, age 28, from Rancho Cordova, California, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 7 when GURINDER lost control trying to negotiate a curve while traveling too fast. The truck and trailer overturned, colliding with a concrete barrier before coming to rest in the middle of the northbound lanes.
GURINDER received possible serious, non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Providence Medford Medical Center. He was cited by OSP for Reckless Driving.
ODOT, local fire and Hazmat personnel responded to the scene. The freeway lanes were re-opened about 3 hours later after removal of the wrecked vehicles and cleanup of a diesel spill and pallets of energy drinks.
OSP troopers from the Central Point Area Command office responded to investigate. Trooper Jessica Hall is the lead investigator.
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