John Ross Ferrara / Thursday, June 24, 2021 @ 3:20 p.m. / Emergencies, Traffic
Fatal Big Rig Crash Temporarily Shuts Down Highway 101 South of Port Orford
At least one person has died from a single-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck that occured on Highway 101 today south of Port Orford.
Oregon Department of Transportation spokesperson Matt Noble confirmed with the Outpost that the crash occurred shortly before 11:36 a.m. Noble said the involved big rig appeared to be a tanker truck and added that no hazmat spills were reported as a result of the crash.
Motorists experienced up to 2-hour delays in the area until crews cleared the scene at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Oregon State Police Captain Timothy R. Fox confirmed that the crash resulted in a fatality and said that more information will be released when possible.