What started out as a stop to help a stranded driver of an 18-wheeler ended badly when a second 18-wheeler left its lane. An Oregon mechanic is dead after the unfortunate 18-wheeler accident that killed one other person and sent one of the drivers to the hospital. Although it appears that no arrests have been made in relation to the accident, the families of the deceased may still have ground for legal recourse.
The driver of an 18-wheeler had pulled his truck off to the right-hand shoulder on I-5 after experiencing some sort of mechanical difficulty with the vehicle. A roadside mechanic arrived on site and parked in front of the 18-wheeler. It was around 11 p.m. when, while the mechanic stood between his vehicle and the broken down 18-wheeler, disaster struck.