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Truck hauling 30,000 pounds of frozen blood crashes on Hwy 58

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OAKRIDGE, OR (KPTV) -

A truck hauling 30,000 pounds of frozen blood and plasma crashed on Highway 58 in Lane County early Wednesday morning.  

Emergency crews responded to the highway near Milepost 31, just west of Oakridge, at 1 a.m.

First responders arrived to find a truck and box trailer tipped over an embankment.  

Police said the driver and passenger were rescued from the truck and taken to the hospital for injuries described as non-life threatening.

Investigators said Kent Osgood, 43, of Tarrant, Texas, was driving the 2015 Freightliner towing a refrigerated box trailer when he drifted off the roadway and into the ditch.

Osgood was cited for failure to maintain a lane.

The carrier of the truck is FFE Transportation Services Inc. of Lancaster, Texas. The truck was hauling 100 cases of frozen blood and plasma for medical purposes, according to Oregon State Police.

Crews are working to recover the cargo, but police said the truck and trailer may not be removed until Thursday.

Highway 58 was closed for more than six hours after the crash. Flaggers remained at the scene into Wednesday afternoon.

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