91-year-old man dies in crash with log truck on Oregon highway - KPTV - FOX 12

91-year-old man dies in crash with log truck on Oregon highway

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PENDLETON, OR (KPTV) -

A 91-year-old man died in a crash involving a log truck on Highway 395 in Umatilla County on Thursday.

Emergency crews responded to the scene near Milepost 9 south of Pendleton at 12:30 p.m.

Investigators said a 2005 Chevrolet sedan was traveling south on Highway 395 when the driver attempted to make a left turn onto Spring Creek Road.

The driver turned into the path of a northbound log truck loaded with logs, according to police.

The log truck pushed the car for more than 200 feet after the initial impact.

The driver of the car, 91-year-old James Miller of Pilot Rock, was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver, 26-year-old George Tester of Pendleton, was not injured.

Oregon State Police troopers were assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Pendleton Fire Department and Pilot Rock Fire Department.

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