Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon’s injury traffic crash along Highway 22 near Grand Ronde involving a truck transporting hay that blocked the highway for over 4 hours.
Today at approximately 1:10 p.m., a 2005 Freightliner truck pulling two trailers loaded with hay driven by Daniel L. Pengelly, age 61, from Cloverdale, was westbound on Highway 22 near milepost 24 negotiating a left curve near the entrance to Fort Yamhill State Park when the truck traveled off the right shoulder and into a ditch. The truck and first trailer overturned onto their top pinning the driver inside.
With the assistance of a local tow company, firefighters from West Valley Fire Department and Dallas Fire & Rescue extricated Pengelly from the truck. Pengelly was transported by REACH air ambulance to Salem Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing safety restraints.
A detour was established by ODOT through Grand Ronde during the road closure. PGE personnel also responded to repair a damaged power pole.
In addition to the above mentioned emergency responding agencies, Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene. Senior Trooper Dan Davis is the lead investigator.
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