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Eagle Creek man crashes after falling asleep at the wheel

Jordaine was uninjured but issued a citation


An Eagle Creek man was cited for careless driving after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel and crashing the Freightliner truck pulling a semi-trailer he was driving.

Robert Jordaine, 50, dozed off while driving north on Interstate 5 at the Highway 217 interchange south of Portland around 1:21 a.m. Wednesday, April 30.

According to Oregon State Police, Jordaine awoke after the truck had traveled out of the traffic lane and into the median between the freeway lanes and Kruse Way exit 292A.

The truck and trailer rolled onto their sides when Jordaine tried to regain control and steer onto the off ramp.

Jordaine was not injured.

The ramp was closed for about six hours as police, the Oregon Department of Transportation and a tow company responded to the incident.