Nampa trucker seriously injured in Oregon crash

April 10, 2014 

A Nampa man was seriously injured early Thursday when this tractor-trailer carrying medical supplies crashed in Oregon.

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 truck’s 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.

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