Highway 32 was closed at Highway 36 and Butte Meadows this morning due to an early morning lumber spill.
Rylie Hogue, 21, of Klamath Falls, Oregon was traveling westbound on Highway 32 at 5:15 a.m. this morning, Nov. 3. His Kenworth truck was loaded with logs, and according to the CHP, he was traveling at an unsafe speed when he entered a right-hand curve and lost control of the Kenworth. It began to rotate in a clockwise direction and travel into the eastbound lane before the trailer overturned and collided with a tree. After the collision the trailer began to rotate counter clockwise and the Kenworth traveled off the south shoulder and down a steep embankment before coming to rest blocking both lanes of traffic. Hogue extricated himself and then was assisted by a passerby into a vehicle where he waited until medical personnel arrived. Hogue had a visible injury to his head and complained of pain to his right leg, and was transported to Seneca Hospital in Chester. Hogue’s dog did not sustain injuries. Hogue said he was wearing his seat belt; alcohol is not suspected as being a factor in this collision.