Log truck driver, small dog killed in crash on Hwy 126

Log truck driver, small dog killed in crash on Hwy 126
Photo courtesy Oregon State Police

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a 49-year-old log truck driver and his small dog died when their loaded log truck crashed on State Highway 126 East about five miles east of Vida.

Lt. Robert Edwards says the log truck driven by Jimmy Ray Martin of Cottage Grove drove off the highway shoulder on a curve and hit a steep embankment Thursday. The crash caused the logs to shift forward, hitting the truck cab and fatally injuring Martin and the dog riding with him.

Traffic in the area was disrupted for about three hours.

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