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Fatal Traffic Crash Tillamook - Log Truck Involved
03/12/2008
Sergeant Lane Hendrickson
OSP Tillamook
503-842-2899

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On Tuesday March 11, 2008 at 4:35pm a Chehalis Washington log truck driver lost his life in a single vehicle traffic crash on highway 101 near Rockaway Beach. Dale E. Pickett age 58 was driving a 1989 Kenwood log truck loaded with timber when he lost control, left the highway and collided with a side slope. Pickett was killed at the scene.
 
The crash is being investigated by Oregon State Troopers from The Tillamook Office. The Troopers were assisted at the crash scene by Tillamook County Sheriff's Deputies and the Rockaway Beach Fire Department. ODOT crews responded and assisted with traffic control while the highway was closed for approximately an hour to facilitate the investigation and clean up of the logs that were spilled from the truck in the collision.