October 17, 2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
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On October 17, 2012 at approximately 4:50 a.m. a commercial truck pulling a trailer loaded with 20,000 pounds of frozen fish driven by MILAN ZEBA, age 53, from British Columbia, was southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 286 when the driver reportedly fell asleep. The truck and trailer traveled onto the shoulder for about 500 feet before returning onto the freeway where MILAN lost control. The truck and trailer rolled onto their sides across the southbound lanes blocking Interstate 5.
ZEBA was not injured. His co-driver/passenger, VLADO CREVAR, age 48, from British Columbia, was transported by ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment of minor injury.
ZEBA was cited for Fail to Maintain a Lane of Travel. He is driving for Blue Land Transportation Inc. out of British Columbia.
The southbound lanes were closed for about two hours until one lane was opened to allow traffic stuck behind the crash scene to travel through. The lanes remain closed with detours in place coordinated by ODOT.
OSP is assisted at the scene by ODOT, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, and Wilsonville Police Department.
Traffic updates will be posted on ODOT's website www.TripCheck.com.