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SH driver injured in wreck


April 30, 2014

Photo courtesy of Oregon State Police SAMUEL SLAUGHTER’S car is wedged under a semi following a crash on Highway 20 Thursday afternoon, April 24.

Oregon State Police troopers are investigating a crash Thursday afternoon, April 24, that left a Sweet Home man seriously injured on Highway 20, near Lebanon.

According to OSP Sgt. James Halsey, at approximately 1 p.m., a commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer was stopped in the right westbound lane waiting to turn into a driveway as a train was passing through.

A 2008 Chevolet Impala driven by Samuel R. Slaughter, 81, of Sweet Home, was westbound when Slaughter failed to notice the stationary trailer and crashed into the rear of the truck. The car was lodged underneath and Slaughter was...

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