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Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Investigates Fatal Log Truck Collision - 11/08/19

At 0900 hours of November 8, 2019 deputies with the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the Weyerhaeuser 6500 line for a report of a log truck that had gone off the roadway.  Weyerhaeuser's dispatch center reported another driver was out with the involved vehicle and was unable to obtain a pulse from the driver.  Deputies and medical staff from Cowlitz Fire District 5 arrived on scene and found the log truck had gone downhill after leaving the logging road.  The driver was deceased from injuries incurred during the collision.

The driver was identified as Robert N. Smith, age 58, of Longview. 

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