A 50-year-old Nampa man suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries early Thursday morning when the tractor-trailer he was riding in crashed on Oregon Highway 58 just west of the Willamette Pass ski area, Oregon State Police report.
William Morris, co-driver of the semi-truck, was asleep in the trucks sleeper berth about 1:15 a.m. when driver Teodor Margineanu of Portland failed to safely negotiate a curve, struck a guardrail and tipped the vehicle onto its side, OSP reports. Margineanu, 64, was not injured. He was cited for failure to maintain lane.
The truck was hauling medical supplies, and a portion of the load spilled onto the highway, according to a news release.
Morris was taken by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield.