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Report for Oregon State Patrol

Oregon Highway 26 east of Government Camp was closed for over 2 hours Wednesday morning after a commercial vehicle lost control on icy highway conditions and collided into a guardrail.

According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Senior Trooper Duane Larson, on Nov. 25, 2009, at approximately 7:30 a.m. a Safeway commercial truck pulling an unloaded semi-trailer was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 61.

As it negotiated a downhill left curve on icy conditions, Michael Arthur Shields, 52, from Brightwood, Ore. lost control. The truck and trailer slid into the eastbound guardrail and came to a stop blocking all three lanes.

Shields was not injured.

OSP completed the investigation with the help of ODOT. No citations were issued.


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