A commercial truck driver crashes semi in Chemult

Chemult crash


CHEMULT, Ore. — A commercial truck driver from Woodburn crashed on Highway 97 five miles south of Chemult early Friday.

43 year old Patrick LaFountain was in a semi hauling nursery stock traveling south when he crossed over the northbound lanes, and  almost hit two cars head on.

The truck rolled into a ditch, and continued 400 feet in ditch before stopping.

LaFountain was using a seat belt, and wasn’t injured.

He’s facing reckless driving and possession of marijuana and alcohol in a commercial vehicle charges.