Boise man involved in truck crash on I-84 west of The Dalles
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An investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) into Monday afternoon's non-injury commercial truck crash along the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 about two miles west of The Dalles resulted in one of the involved drivers being cited.
According to Sergeant Les Kipper, on Monday at 4:15 p.m. two commercials trucks pulling semi-trailers were westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 80. The truck in the left lane, a 2004 Freightliner, driven by Larry D. Hein, 50, of north Portland, drifted into the right lane and collided with a second commercial truck and trailer.
The driver of the 2003 Peterbilt in the right lane, Mark Spooner, 49, of Boise, lost control as the truck veered to the left into the center concrete median divider and became high-centered on the barrier where it was pushed about 500 feet before coming to a stop blocking both westbound lanes and the left eastbound lane. There was a small diesel/oil spill onto the eastbound lane.
The investigation led to Hein being cited for Failure to Drive Within Lane.
All lanes were cleared by 8:30 p.m. on Monday.