Semitruck crash closes Pines Road on west side of Oregon

Byron firefighters with the heavy rescue unit walk back from the overturned  semi-tractor and trailer on Pines Road, just west of Oregon. The accident forced the closure of a portion of the road from the city limits, west to Gale Road. The accident remains under investigation.

OREGON — West Pines Road was closed from 10th Street in Oregon to South Gale Road outside the city limits for about 3 1/2 hours after a semitruck overturned Thursday afternoon.

The driver, whose name has not yet been released, had to be extricated from the upside-down vehicle, Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle said. The driver’s medical status was unable to be confirmed by press time.

West Pines Road closed at 12:57 p.m. and reopened at 4:25 p.m.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time, he said.

Emergency responders include the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon Police Department, Ogle County Emergency Management and Oregon and Byron fire protection districts.

Alexa Zoellner

Alexa Zoellner

Alexa Zoellner reports on Lee, Ogle and Whiteside counties for Shaw Media out of the Dixon office. Previously, she worked for the Record-Eagle in Traverse City, Michigan, and the Daily Jefferson County Union in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.