A Siletz area logging truck driver was killed late Friday afternoon when his truck, on Forest Service Road 1014, slammed into the side of an uphill embankment, shifted the log load, killing him. Oregon State Police say Kevin Bates, 40, was found dead at the scene around 6pm about 10 miles southeast of Toledo. OSP say he was not using safety restraints. Specific cause of the accident has not yet been determined.
OSP says the truck is registered to Henarie Trucking of Toledo.