Log Truck Crashes in Umatilla Co., Driver Killed

A 51-year-old Montana man dies after the log truck he was driving crashes along Highway 204 near Tollgate in Umatilla County this morning.

Troopers say Shane Cosgiff of Greycliff, Montana died after he lost control of his unloaded log truck around 7 a.m. after failing to negotiate a left curve.  The truck and trailer traveled off the highway and rolled once before coming to rest.

Cosgiff, who was driving for BL Lathrop Ranch out of Lostine, Oregon, was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected.  He died at the scene.

Troopers say speed may have been a contributing factor in the crash.