Two Injured in Willamette Valley Truck Accident

Date: January 5, 2011
Location: Highway 36 West of Cheshire
Names: Mark Crawford, Curtis Fisher, Alan Crawford

Two vehicles collided in the predawn hours when a pickup truck ran a stop sign and was hit by a commercial truck along Highway 36 in Willamette Valley.

Oregon State Police troopers reported that Mark Crawford, age 59 of Pleasant Hill, was driving a GMC Sierra pickup heading north on Lawrence Road at about 5:50am when he blew through a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 36 west of Cheshire.

Crawford’s vehicle was struck by a Peterbilt truck driven by Curtis Fisher, age 36 of Brookings. Fisher was driving for South Coast Lumber Company. After the impact, the pickup went into a ditch and rolled over; the Peterbilt rolled onto its side in the ditch.

Crawford and his passenger, Alan Crawford, age 61 of Springfield, were transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend with non-life threatening injuries. Fisher was uninjured. All three occupants were using safety restraints.

Crawford was cited for failing to obey a traffic control device – the stop sign.

Fortunately, no one was killed or seriously injured in this Oregon truck accident. We hope that all of the occupants will fully recover from this scary ‘close call’.