Semi-truck driver dies while chaining up on I-84 in Union County

By on Thursday, February 29th, 2024 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

UNION COUNTY — A Washington man passed away while chaining up his semi-truck on I-84 in Union County.

According to preliminary reports from Oregon State Police, the driver, who has not been named, was putting chains on his CMV on milepost 249 near Spring Creek on the morning of Wednesday, February 28 when he suffered a suspected cardiac event.

He was found unresponsive by another motorist, who called 911.

OSP says CPR was performed at the scene. The driver was transported and declared deceased at the hospital.  

OSP says an investigation is underway.