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30,000 Pounds Of Human Blood In Ditch After Truck Rolls


A rollover truck crash in Oakridge, Oregon spilled 30,000 pounds of frozen human blood and plasma into a ditch early this morning.

The crash happened around 1 a.m. on Highway 58 when authorities say that the truck drifted off of the road and tipped over, trapping the two truck drivers inside.

Kent R Osgood, who was driving at the time of the crash, and his passenger Manuel Rodriguez were both extracted and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Hazmat teams were on site after the crash.

The blood was being transported for medical purposes and it is unclear if it will be salvageable. The blood must be kept below zero-degree temperatures to remain viable, so the refrigeration unit remained running while another truck was dispatched to collect the blood.

Highway 58 was closed for six hours as crews worked to free the truckers and clean up the crash site.

Osgood was cited for failure to maintain his lane.

Oregon Live
The Register-Guard


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