Semi driver on cellphone rear-ends apple truck on I-84 near Pendleton

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PENDLETON — Oregon State Police say a truck driver was looking at his cellphone when he rear-ended another truck Monday on I-84 near Pendleton.

Troopers say a semi with a trailer of apples was traveling about 5 mph because of two flat trailer tires. The driver of an approaching tanker truck didn’t notice the slow vehicle because he was looking at his phone.

The crash resulted in only minor injuries. The tanker truck driver was cited for following too close, and the driver of the apple truck was cited for operating an unsafe vehicle.

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