at about 11:00am on April 6th, Newport Police Officers responded to Hwy 101 and NE Olive St in Newport on a report of a stalled semi. Upon arriving, Officers saw a semi with a fully loaded chip trailer blocking the East bound lane of E olive. The rear axle was partially detached from the trailer.
Newport Officers contacted the driver, Cesar Andrade-Espina, who said he came around the corner and the vehicle came to an abrupt stop. A truck inspection was conducted by a Toledo Officer. The Toledo Officer found a number of violations and placed the trailer out of service.
A commercial tow truck came from Corvallis to assist in removing the truck and trailer. Crews spent several hours repairing the trailer so it could be removed from the intersection. The road was closed for over 3 hours.
Andrade-Espina was issued citations for failing to register the trailer, having a cracked or broken trailer, and improper tire tread depth.