Truck driver killed when his big rig plunged off I-5 bridge

Police say that they are investigating whether fatigue was a factor.

Oregon State Police say that a truck driver fell to his death after crashing off of a bridge early this morning.

The crash occurred around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, near the town of Rogue River in southern Oregon.

Police say that 21 year old California-based truck driver Pavlo Hryzhuk was hauling a load of electronics southbound on I-5 near Exit 45B when “for unknown reasons the truck drifted to the right and collided with a large section of guardrail before traveling off a bridge and coming to rest on the roadway below. The truck came to rest on Twin Bridges Road, which is the access to Valley of the Rogue State Park.”

Hryzhuk passed away at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved and no other injuries were reported.

Multiple agencies including the Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon State Police the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the crash.

The crash remains under investigation, but trooper say that they “are looking at the possibility of fatigue contributing to the crash.”