A 26-foot fiberglass fishing boat blocked multiple lanes of a highway on the Oregon coast for several hours over the weekend.
Police said it started at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Newport when a trailer hauling the boat began to separate from the SUV towing it.
The trailer swayed violently from side to side, according to witnesses, before breaking apart and causing the boat to flip and slide across the southbound lanes of Highway 101 near the entrance to Agate Beach Best Western Motel.
The SUV spun in a circle during the incident. The driver, Casey Broyless, 29, of Salem, was not hurt. A passenger in the vehicle was also OK.
The boat suffered heavy damage and the trailer was totaled. Police said the crash was caused by the age and condition of the trailer. The load was also beyond the carrying capacity of the trailer.
Highway 101 was partially blocked for more than 2 1/2 hours while crews loaded the large boat onto a truck and hauled it away.
The Yaquina Bay Bridge was closed for a few minutes while the heavy and unconventional load crossed the bay.
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