Semi Jackknifes on Highway 58

A semi truck crashed on an icy section of Highway 58 about five miles northwest of Highway 97.

Thursday morning around 7:40 a.m., Oregon State Police say a semi truck going westbound on Highway 58 lost control on the icy road, jackknifed and spun 180 degrees before rolling onto its side. The driver was not injured.

While the trooper was talking to the truck driver, another semi truck going westbound started to jackknife and narrowly missed the trooper’s car before straightening out again and driving away.

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  1. Postone says:

    Speed in almost always a factor in accidents like this, although I wouldn’t call this an accident, speeding is a choice!

    Falling asleep is the second among truck drivers!

    How do I know? Because I drive a big truck (no accidents ever, and I haven’t had a speeding ticket or any ticket in over twenty years in a car or a big rig) and I watch all of you driving like idiots. Truck drivers and cars are equally guilty! Driving too close, speeding, cutting off each other, etc….

    It’s amazing to me there aren’t more accidents!

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