Updated: Bonanza man dies in truck accident

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Update: June 6, 2013 – 7:43 p.m.

From Oregon State Police press release:

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday morning’s fatal commercial truck traffic crash that resulted in the death of a Bonanza, Oregon man along Highway 58 about two miles east of Oakridge. The victim’s name is released in this update.

On June 6, 2013 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a commercial truck pulling a trailer driven by RUSSEL ALAN YOUNG, age 57, from Bonanza, was westbound on Highway 58 near milepost 38 when the truck and trailer failed to safely negotiate through a right curve. The truck and trailer crossed the eastbound lane, struck a guardrail and continued off the south side of the highway where several trees were struck before coming to rest off the highway next to Salt Creek.

Upon arrival, the truck’s driver was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency responders. He was not believed to be using a safety restraint.

Particle board spilled off the trailer but no material or hazardous materials spilled into the waterway.

OSP troopers from the Oakridge and Springfield offices responded to investigate. Oakridge Fire Department, NW HazMat, and ODOT are assisting at the scene. The highway was closed one hour and was open to one lane with flaggers until mid-afternoon.

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Oakridge, Ore. – Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday morning’s fatal commercial truck traffic crash that resulted in the death of an adult male along Highway 58 about two miles east of Oakridge. The victim’s name is withheld pending next of kin notifications.

On June 6, 2013 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a commercial truck pulling a trailer driven by an adult male was westbound on Highway 58 near milepost 38 when the truck and trailer failed to safely negotiate through a right curve. The truck and trailer crossed the eastbound lane, struck a guardrail and continued off the south side of the highway where several trees were struck before coming to rest off the highway next to Salt Creek.

Upon arrival, the truck’s driver was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency responders. He was not believed to be using a safety restraint.

Particle board which spilled off the trailer but no material or hazardous materials spilled into the waterway.

OSP troopers from the Oakridge and Springfield offices responded to investigate. Oakridge Fire Department, NW HazMat, and ODOT are assisting at the scene. The highway was closed one hour and is now open to one lane with flaggers until around mid-afternoon.


  • guest

    I am very sorry to hear about this and I feel for his wife kids and grandkids!

  • Suzianne

    was his wife’s name “Linda” from Bonanza OR?