By News-Register staff • 

Sheridan driver cited following crash

Photo courtesy Oregon State Police
A Sheridan man was injured as a result of this crash Thursday morning east of Reedsport. He was cited.
Photo courtesy Oregon State Police
A Sheridan man was injured as a result of this crash Thursday morning east of Reedsport. He was cited.

REEDSPORT The driver of a commercial tractor-trailer rig that crashed Thursday morning east of Reedsport on the Scottsburg Bridge has been identified as Brian J. Neeley, 54, of Sheridan, according to the Oregon State Police.

Neeley was cited for careless driving and fail to drive within a lane.

OSP gave this account:

About 8:30 a.m., a 1994 Peterbilt truck pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with lumber products driven by Neeley was eastbound on Highway 38. As the truck was negotiating a left curve it struck the guardrail. The load spilled off the trailer as it went over the railing. The rig was partially hanging off the bridge over the Umpqua River.

Neeley was transported by ambulance to Lower Umpqua Hospital in Reedsport with minor injuries.

Oregon Emergency Response System was notified and a hazard materials team was contacted to respond and handle the diesel spill. ODOT was expected to expect the bridge for damage.

The highway was closed for several hours while the crash was investigated and the scene cleared.

 

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