A terrible accident on Highway 42 just east of Myrtle Creek has taken the life of a Myrtle Creek man. Oregon State Police say David Hoogerhyde, 39 of Myrtle Creek, was driving his twin-trailer chip hauler on Highway 42 Wednesday evening when he took a curve at mile post 23 too wide. The truck and trailers tipped over, slid across the highway into a bridge guard rail, then plummeted over an embankment. The wreck came to rest off the roadway with the semi’s cab completely crushed. Hoogerhyde was cut out from what was left of the cab and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The OSP says they’re trying to determine the exact cause of the accident.