MANNING, Ore. A commercial truck carrying seafood waste crashed on Highway 26 near Manning Sunday morning, police said.

Around 6:30 a.m., a commercial truck pulling a trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of compressed seafood waste went off the right shoulder of Highway 26 near milepost 35 and crashed into trees, according to Oregon State Police.

The driver was seriously injured and taken by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University.

The highway was closed in both directions for several hours Sunday while the scene was cleared.

Just after 1 p.m., one lane of traffic was reopened. Around 3 p.m. the highway was fully reopened.

Drivers were delayed and rerouted during the cleanup.

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