Truck hauling crab pots crashes on Hwy 101

YACHATS, Ore. - A truck loaded with empty crab pots crashed on Highway 101 on Wednesday, injuring the driver and blocking the highway.

The truck driver, Nick Nichols, 50, was taken by by Western Lane Ambulance to Peace Harbor Hospital with minor injuries, state police said. Nichols was treated and released.

The truck and trailer overturned onto their sides just before noon as Nichols was northbound, en route to Warrenton, Oregon. His route started in Crescent City, California.

The crash restricted the highway to one lane for 4 hours. The highway closed for an hour while crews removed the truck and trailer.