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Motor Home Overturns on Oregon Highway After Driver Veers Into Truck

A motor home overturned on an Oregon highway on Friday, May 5, after veering into a semi-truck, police said. Footage released to Storyful by the Oregon State Police shows the incident.

Police say the driver of the RV, 35-year-old Michael D Battle of Virginia, was ticketed for an unlawful lane change for colliding with the truck at mile marker 177 on Interstate 84 outside Pendleton.

Battle and four passengers – 40-year-old Leah Suzensky, and three children, aged 16, 14, and 2 – suffered minor injuries, while the truck driver, named as 44-year-old Brian Turman Poarch, was uninjured, police said.

Police told Storyful it was “very fortunate” that those involved in the incident received only minor injuries. Credit: Oregon State Police via Storyful

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