Trucker identified in deadly Hwy 101 crash near Pacific City

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Scene from the crash on Highway 101 at milepost 91, south of Pacific City July 4, 2020 (OSP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The operator of a Freightliner rental who died in a crash on Highway 101 Saturday has been identified as 31-year-old Christopher Parks of Portland.

The Oregon State Police said Parks was driving northbound on the roadway around 9:30 a.m. near milepost 91 when he crossed into the southbound lane for an unknown reason. The truck then went off the road and struck a tree.

Parks was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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