Hermiston man dies in semi-truck crash on Highway 207

Courtesy: Oregon State Police

MORROW COUNTY, Ore. — Authorities say a 56-year-old Hermiston man died Friday night while driving a loaded Freightliner semi-truck on Highway 207 near milepost 19B.

Oregon State Police troopers say Phillip Sharkey, 56, was driving northbound just before 6:30 p.m. when the truck struck the guardrail, traveled off the road and down an embankment.

Sharkey suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead.

Troopers were assisted was assisted by Morrow County sheriff’s deputies, the Oregon Department of Transportation and firefighters from Boardman, Echo and Umatilla County.