Highway 20 near Eddyville is restricted to one lane while the scene of an overturned truck and trailer is being cleared. The truck driver received minor injuries and Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.
On Tuesday morning at approximately 8:30 a.m., a 2007 Kenworth truck pulling a trailer loaded with garbage driven by JOHN GRIGSBY, age 49, from Newport, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 23. As the waste truck went through a curve, the truck and trailer traveled off the highway and overturned on a bordering property.
GRIGSBY was extricated by Toledo Fire Department personnel. GRIGSBY was transported by Pac West Ambulance to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and later released. He was driving for Dahl Disposal Service.
ODOT is still on scene helping coordinate cleanup of spilled debris and removal of overturned truck and trailer. For traffic updates go to TripCheck.com.
OSP troopers from the Newport Area Command office are investigating the cause of the crash. Enforcement action is pending.