NEAR YAMHILL, Ore. – The driver of a commercial truck carrying hundreds of gallons of syrup died Thursday after he rolled his truck onto its side.
According to Oregon State Police, 42-year-old Jason Alan Reynolds of Vancouver, Wash., was driving south on Highway 47 near milepost 34 just north of Yamhill at about 11 a.m. when he couldn’t negotiate a curve and drove off the road. He rolled his tractor-trailer onto its side in a grassy field.
OSP spokesman Lt. Gregg Hastings said Reynolds was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene.
He said some of the hundreds of gallons of syrup the driver was transporting spilled onto the field.
The highway at the scene of the crash was closed while police investigated. It reopened around 4:30 p.m.