Log truck spills load in Greenacres Curve

Log truck spills load in Greenacres Curve

COOS BAY, Ore. - A log truck driver was not injured when his trailer tipped and spilled logs across Highway 42 on Friday morning.

The crash in the "Greenacres Curve" blocked the highway and damaged the asphalt, guardrail and utility poles.

A citizen discovered the crash blocking the highway around 9:19 a.m. on Friday and reported it to a Coos County Sheriff deputy and a Coos Forest Protective Service worker.

The driver, 60-year-old Earl Waterman of Myrtle Point, was driving his truck westbound loaded with alder logs from the Burnt Mountain area, bound for the Weyerhauser chip plant at Highway 101 and Sumner Lane.

In the curves, the trailer tipped, spilling the load across the road. Waterman was not injured.

Jay Hill Trucking of Coos Bay sent a self-loader to assist transit workers and emergency responders clear the road.