Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday morning’s serious injury crash involving a passenger car and a commercial truck on Highway 213 at S. Carus Road south of Oregon City. The highway was closed while ODOT coordinated removal of involved vehicles and hazardous material responders finish cleaning up approximately 200 gallons of diesel spilled from the commercial truck’s diesel tanks.
On Friday, at approximately 7:53 a.m., a 1998 Toyota Camry four-door driven by MICHAEL JASON WARN, 25, from Taft, was northbound on Highway 213 near milepost 7 when it crossed the centerline and collided into the driver side of a southbound 2008 Freightliner truck pulling a semi-trailer loaded with hazardous chemicals. After impact, the Toyota came to rest on its wheels in a northbound side ditch. The truck and trailer came to rest partially blocking the highway.
WARN was cut out of his vehicle by firefighters and was transported by ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Safety restraint use was not immediately determined.
The commercial truck’s driver, TROY L. HUSTON, age 45, from Vancouver, Washington, was not injured. He was using safety restraints.
Icy road conditions are not believed to have been a factor.