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SH trucker cited after collision with snowplow


February 7, 2017

A Sweet Home trucker was cited Tuesday, Jan. 31, after his truck hit a snow plow on Interstate 84, near milepost 255.

According to the Oregon State Police, Bryon Kilmer, 38, of Sweet Home was headed eastbound around noon when his 1999 Freightliner struck an Oregon Department of Transportation snow plow operated by Ryan McLaughlin, 35, of Pendleton.

According to the OSP, while attempting to pass in the fast lane, Kilmer’s truck struck the snow plow on the passenger side plow wing, causing the plow to enter the center median and roll onto its side. Both involved vehicles suffered damage and had to be towed from the scene. No injuries were reported in the crash, police said.

Kilmer was cited for unsafe passing on the right.

An OSP report noted it is illegal to pass a snowplow on the right while it is in the act of plowing.


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