UPDATE: Driver cited for no log book, improper loading after rollover

by: PHTO COURTESY: OREGON STATE POLICE - Gladstone Fire crews work to extricate a 21-year-old Estacada resident from the wreakage of a semi carrying railroad ties.The driver of a semi truck carrying a full load of used railroad ties sustained only minor injuries after having to be cut from the wreckage of his cab Thursday morning.

About 7:50 a.m., a 1985 Peterbilt being driven by 21-year-old Estacada resident Brandon Moore was exiting from northbound I-205 at Southeast 82nd Drive in Gladstone, reported Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Dan Swift. As Moore made a right turn onto 82nd Drive, the load shifted, and the truck and trailer overturned.

Swift added that further investigation by OSP truck inspectors showed the trailer was improperly loaded. Moore was cited for failure to retain a log book.

The spilled railroad ties struck a 1999 Volvo semi hauling an empty chip trailer which was westbound on 82nd. The Volvo was being driven by Lee Orias, 57, of Salem.

The spilled railroad ties also struck a 2000 Volkswagen driven by Melany North, 36, of Damascus, who was following behind the Volvo chip truck.

Moore was trapped in his cab and had to be extricated by Gladstone Fire. He was then transported to Kaiser Sunnyside hospital where he was treated and released. Neither Orias nor North were injured in the collision.

82nd was still closed as of 12:30 p.m. while clean-up crews worked to get the ties picked up and the Peterbilt towed from the scene.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Gladstone police and Public Works crew, as well as ODOT.

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