A Nampa man was injured when a commercial truck loaded with medical supplies crashed on Highway 58 in central Oregon about one mile west of the Willamette Pass Ski area.
Oregon State Police troopers from Oakridge and Springfield investigated the crash and cited the driver.
Police say around 1:15 a.m. Thursday, an International trucking pulling a semi-trailer driven by 64-year-old Teodor Margineanu was westbound on the highway when he failed to safely negotiate a curve. The truck and trailer crossed both eastbound lanes, struck a guardrail and tipped on its left side before coming to rest in the right eastbound lane. The trailer split open, spilling medical supplies onto the highway.
William Morris, 50, of Nampa, was asleep in the truck s sleeper berth. He was taken by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say Margineanu was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash. He was cited for failure to maintain his lane.
The impact of the crash damaged about 300 feet of railing. Both eastbound lanes of the highway were closed for about four hours. One lane remains closed while the truck and debris is removed and the Oregon Department of Transportation assesses the guardrail damage.