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Large hay bale load causes Woodburn truck driver's accident

The Wednesday morning wreck didn't result in any injuries


A Woodburn man received minor injuries by: SUBMITTED - Mark Hess, of Woodburn, lost control of his truck, which was towing bales of hay, and crashed near the Santiam River along Highway 22 early Wednesday. The driver suffered only minor injuries.Wednesday morning after he crashed a truck loaded with hay off Highway 22 east of Detroit.

At 5:46 a.m. Oct. 30, Mark Hess, 57, of Woodburn, was driving a truck, which was pulling two trailers loaded with hay bales, westbound on Highway 22. Near milepost 59, one of the hay bales shifted to the left when he was negotiating a curve, contributing to Hess losing control of the truck. The truck and two trailers crossed the eastbound lane and traveled off the eastbound shoulder onto large boulders, coming to a rest partially in the river. Hay bales spilled along the riverbank and highway shoulder.

Hess was treated by medics at the scene. he was cited by Oregon State Police for "leaking/sifting load."

Oregon Department of Transportation workers were expected to remove the vehicle and spilled cargo later Wednesday.



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