Logging truck driver dies in Oregon coast crash
Mar 13,2008 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

ROCKAWAY BEACH, Ore. -- A 58-year old Chehalis, Washington man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he lost control of his logging truck, veered off Highway 101 near Rockaway Beach on the Oregon coast, and crashed into a hillside, police reported.

A Chehalis, Washington logging truck driver was killed Tuesday in a crash on Highway 101 near Rockaway Beach on the Oregon coast - OSP photo 

Dale E. Pickett was driving a 1989 Kenwood loaded with logs when the accident happened shortly after 4:30 p.m., March 11, Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers reported. He died at the scene.

The logs appear to have smashed into the cab of the truck.

OSP troopers from the Tillamook Office are continuing the investigation, which closed the highway for four hours and allowed cleanup of the spilled logs.