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A trucking accident in Oregon killed a 23-year-old man from Alabama on Tuesday morning. He was driving an SUV on Highway 58 when he was hit by a semi-truck after crossing the center line. The semi-truck burst into flames after the collision. A good samaritan rescued the driver of the semi-truck. He is at the hospital.

Investigation determined that the deceased drove a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder and was rounding a sweeping left curve when his SUV crossed into the path of an oncoming 2002 Freightliner pulling a flatbed trailer

It is unknown why the driver of the SUV crossed the center line but it is believed that speed was a factor. The police are still investigating the accident which closed the highway for several hours on Tuesday. No one else was involved or injured in the trucking accident.

If you would like to learn more about trucking accidents, please visit InjuryBoard’s Tractor-Trailer Accidents information page.

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