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Non-Injury Commercial Truck Crash Led to 3-Hour Closure of Highway 58 in Northern Klamath County

October 25, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

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Highway 58 about six miles northwest of Highway 97 in northern Klamath County was closed for three hours Thursday night following a non-injury commercial truck crash. Oregon State Police (OSP) responded and investigated the crash.

On October 24, 2013 at approximately 6:00 p.m., a 2006 Peterbuilt truck pulling a semi-trailer loaded with food products driven by ABRAHAM ALVAREZ, age 46, from Baldwin Park, California, was westbound on Highway 58 near milepost 79. ALVAREZ reported that he swerved to avoid a deer and lost control as the truck and trailer traveled off the westbound shoulder. Both truck and trailer rolled onto the right side coming to rest blocking the highway.

ALVAREZ was using safety restraints and was not injured.

With the help of a local tow company, the truck and trailer were moved allowing at least one lane to be open about 9:00 p.m.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT and Crescent Rural Fire Protection District. Trooper Creed Cummings was lead investigator.


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