Passenger Dies After Suspected Drunk Driver Plows Into Tractor-Trailer

Near Banks, Oregon – Authorities report one person died after a suspected drunk driver plowed into the rear of a tractor-trailer in a construction zone on Wednesday.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO), a big rig was stopped due to construction along the Northwest Wilson River Highway just west of Banks a bit before 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

A passenger vehicle failed to slow and slammed into the rear of the trailer.

 

The passenger inside the car was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver, who police suspect of driving under the influence, did not sustain life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Authorities did not report injuries to the truck driver.

Police have not yet released the identities of those involved.

(Image courtesy of WCSO)

 


RECENTLY RELATED
81-YEAR-OLD MOTORIST KILLED AFTER MAKING WRONG TURN IN FRONT OF SEMI AT STOP SIGN
TRUCKER KILLED AFTER WRONG WAY MOTORIST SENDS BIG RIG INTO OHIO RIVER
TRUCKER CHARGED AFTER REAR-END CRASH ON I-70 KILLS 3 PEOPLE

 


FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER FOR MORE TRUCKING NEWS!


If you enjoyed this article, please help us grow by sharing it. Thank you!

SHARE YOUR COMMENTS



Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
Loading...