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Orondo Semi Accident 5/21/2014


Orondo Fire, Chelan Fire 7 and LCCH EMS responded to semi overturn accident at the base of McNeil Canyon Road in Orondo. On arrival a badly damaged overturned semi with a spilled load sod was found over an embankment having gone through 200 hundred feet of guardrail. The driver of the semi, the sole occupant, was trapped inside the vehicle.

The driver was extricated from the semi, a process complicated by the extreme weight of the semi as well as the semi being upside down and wedged between a culvert and haystack rock. Upon extrication, the driver was treated at the scene and then transported to nearby waiting Med Star helicopter and then flown to a trauma center.

The cause of the accident is unclear although speed and brakes may be factors in the collision.