On 9-4-18 at approximately 6:40 AM Douglas County Deputies and Fire personnel responded to a single Semi tractor trailer accident approximately 1.5 miles up McNeil Canyon Road.
The Semi, which was hauling fruit in a refrigerated cargo trailer, was unable to negotiate a curve in the roadway, losing control and ultimately coming to rest at the bottom of the ravine.
The single occupant was identified as Dwayne J. Philp, a 43 year old man from Kennewick, WA.
The driver was trapped in the cab of the Semi and was extricated after several hours of continuous work from the fire and rescue personnel. The driver was flown to Central Washington Hospital due to his injuries and is now listed as Critical in ICU.