Provided by Oregon State Police
A commercial truck driver was cited Sunday by Oregon S tate Police (OSP) following an investigation into a non-injury crash during which the truck and semi-trailer damaged over 600 feet of guardrail along Interstate 84 about 11 miles east of Arlington.
On August 11, 2013 at approximately 3:09 a.m., a 2006 Kenworth truck pulling a semi-trailer driven by JOSE CANDELARIO URIBE, age 49, from Moxee, Washington, was westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 148 when the truck and trailer traveled outside of the right westbound lane onto the right shoulder and struck a guardrail just before a bridge. The truck and trailer continued westbound across the entire length of the bridge railing before coming to rest against the metal guardrail west of the bridge.
URIBE was not injured. The truck and trailer traveled against the guardrail for approximately 685 feet before coming to a stop. The right fuel tank was damaged and leaked approximately 50 gallons of diesel.
A Hazardous Materials response team came to the scene, contained the diesel spill and helped with scene clean up.
OSP was also assisted at the scene by Gilliam County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT. Trooper Matthew Zistel is the lead investigator. URIBE was cited for Failing to Drive in Lane.