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Log Truck Crash

Posted on 29th September 2011 at 08:31

Kelly Edica, 37, of Longview is an extremely lucky woman, after her loaded log truck lost its brakes while coming down Gore Road near Kalama, careening off the road and hitting several parked vehicles, a shop and a trailer. People living in the 600 block of Cloverdale Road called 911 just before 7 yesterday morning, when the fully loaded Teevin Brothers log truck failed to stop at the intersection with Gore Road, then crashed on property owned by Craig and Susan Showalter. Edica’s truck hit a trailer, an unoccupied car, a motor home and a shop before finally coming to rest. The load of logs was also dumped, and Edica was trapped inside the cab of the truck. Crews from Cowlitz Fire District 5 in Kalama responded, and were able to extricate Edica from the wreckage. Despite the carnage, edica suffered only minor injuries, and was treated and released from Saint John Medical Center. The crash also totalled several recreational vehicles being stored in the trailer were destroyed, and it’s speculated that the Showalter’s manufactured home may also have been damaged, as it was connected to the shop. The Department of Ecology was called in to help deal with diesel spilled from the truck. The State Patrol is following up on an inspection of the truck’s brakes.