GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. - A Brookings man died after he crashed while attempting to avoid a load of lumber that spilled from a Forest Service pickup onto Highway 35 in Hood River County on Monday.
David Bruce Hall, 66, tried to avoid the lumber but crashed around 12:50 p.m., police said.
Hall was wearing protective gear.
"Lifesaving efforts were made," state police said in a report. "However, Hall succumbed to his injuries."
The crash happened after a load of lumber spilled onto the highway from a rack on a white 2006 Chevy pickup driven by USDA Forest Service employee Denise J. Hilkey, 46, of Parkdale, police said.
The spill happened as the truck went through a southbound curve in the highway near milepost 62.
The lumber partially blocked the northbound and southbound lanes.
Hall was northbound on a gold 2006 Harley Davidson when he tried to avoid the lumber.
Police said the investigation remains open.