Sheriff: Teen driver walks to nearby home, calls 911 after crash tears truck in two


HARRISBURG, Ore. - A teenage driver lost control of his pickup on a curve in the road and hit a utility pole, tearing the vehicle in two Wednesday night.

The driver - 17-year-old boy from Halsey - managed to walk to a nearby home and call 911, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.

The crash happened around 9 p.m. on Powerline Road near the intersection of Diamond Hill Drive, east of Harrisburg.

The teen lost control of his 1989 Toyota pickup and went off the road. The pickup overturned, hit a utility pole and broke apart, the sheriff's office said.

The teen was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield for treatment. His identity and current condition are not yet known.

The driver was wearing his seatbelt, the sheriff's office said. Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were invovled in the crash.