A pickup truck ran into a snowplow on a snowy highway south of John Day on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 4, but both drivers walked away from the crash.

The collision occurred about 6:15 p.m. on Highway 395 South near milepost 15C, at Starr Ridge summit.

According to a news release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, James Garrett, 48, of Riverside, California, was driving north in a 2016 Ford crew cab. The truck started sliding as it came around a curve and met an oncoming Oregon Department of Transportation snowplow.

The snowplow driver, Todd Smith of John Day, tried to maneuver around the truck, but the pickup struck the corner of the snowplow blade and continued along the driver’s side of the Volvo snowplow.

Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and had to be towed from the scene, but no injuries were reported in the crash.

The highway was restricted to a single lane for two hours until the scene could be cleared.

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