Commercial vehicle crashes down embankment near Sweet Home

On Friday, July 15, 2022, at approximately 5:59 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicle crash on Highway 20 milepost 33 near Sweet Home.

A Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) was west on Highway 20 when it left the roadway, crashing down a steep embankment on the north side of the road coming to rest near the Santiam River.

The driver, Timothy Wade Shockey (41) of Sweet Home, was rescued and transported by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.  His juvenile passenger was seriously injured in the crash and transported by life flight to a Portland hospital.

The driver of the CMV displayed signs of impairment. OSP is continuing the investigation.

The vehicle was recovered the next day, July 16, 2022.

OSP was assisted on the scene by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Sweet Home Fire, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.