A Longview log truck driver died after his rig veered off the Weyerhaeuser Co. 6500 road Friday morning, according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office.

Robert N. Smith, age 58, was found dead from injuries caused when the truck went down an embankment, the sheriff's office reported. 

Another trucker reported the accident at about 9 a.m. Deputies and medical staff from Cowlitz Fire District 5 responded but found Smith deceased.

The 6500 road is in the upper Kalama River area.

Other details were unavailable Friday and Saturday. 

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