Both lanes of Highway 26 open again after semi crash

Both lanes of Highway 26 open again after semi crash

MANNING, Ore. – A semi crashed into a tree Sunday morning on Highway 26, closing the Sunset Highway in both directions.

One lane reopened around 1 p.m., and the highway was completely open by 3.

One man was seriously injured, the Oregon Department of Transportation said.

The highway was closed for hours in both directions while thousands of pounds of compressed seafood waste were cleaned up.

The crash happened around 6:30 a.m., when a truck carrying 40,000 pounds of compressed seafood waste went off the right shoulder and crashed into trees alongside the road.

The driver, 65-year-old Daniel Gallagher of Astoria, was seriously injured. He was sent by LifeFlight to OHSU.

His injuries were not life-threatening.

OSP is investigating the cause of the crash.