Beaver man hurt when log truck crashes

FORKS — A Beaver man was treated and discharged from a hospital after the log truck he was driving tipped onto its side, spilling logs onto U.S. Highway 101 south of Forks, the State Patrol said.

William G. White, 68, was negotiating a sweeping right turn at at 2:47 p.m Monday when the logs shifted and pulled the truck and trailer onto its driver’s side, troopers said in a collision memo.

The wreck was near Milepost 182 in West Jefferson County, about 10 miles south of Forks.

“(The trailer) lost the entire load of logs and the highway was completely blocked for approximately 4 hours, 44 minutes,” troopers said in the memo.

White was transported by ambulance to Forks Community Hospital. He was treated and discharged, a hospital official said Tuesday.

The State Patrol was investigating a possible charge of second-degree negligent driving. Troopers said excessive speed caused the wreck.

White was wearing a seat belt and drugs or alcohol were not involved, the State Patrol said.

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