UPDATED — Tractor-trailer carrying excavator rolls over on state Highway 112 west of Port Angeles
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The tractor-trailer carrying this excavator rolled onto the side of state Highway 112 on Monday afternoon.

Peninsula Daily News

JOYCE –– A tractor-trailer truck towing a large excavator rolled onto its side Monday afternoon on state Highway 112 at Milepost 38.5 about 24 miles west of Port Angeles.

The driver was not injured, but the crash closed Highway 112 on and off over six hours while the vehicles and excavator were uprighted by tow trucks, the State Patrol reported..

Troopers said Roger Hopie, 58, of Port Angeles was westbound in the 1986 Peterbilt tractor towing a 1974 Hyster Lowboy trailer at about 2:45 p.m. when he went into a ditch on the right side of the highway.

The excavator remained attached to the trailer.

The State Patrol blamed the accident on speed and cited Hopie for driving too fast.

Last modified: July 29. 2014 12:31AM
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