Truck driver stabbed at Gorge viewpoint near Corbett
NEAR CORBETT, Ore. - Oregon State Police are looking for two suspects after a truck driver was stabbed at a viewpoint in the Columbia River Gorge early Friday morning.
Troopers said Edwin Jones, 39, told them he was stopped at a viewpoint on Interstate 84 near Corbett due to traffic when he was approached by two men at about 12:30 a.m. Jones is from Nebraska.
Police said Jones told them the men asked him for money and cigarettes.
When he refused, one of the men, described as a white male, pulled a knife and injured Jones on his hand, lower arm and stomach, police said in a press release.
Jones fought with the men and police said both men drove away from the scene westbound in a dark-colored SUV that had a lowered suspension.
Jones was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment. His condition was not released but police said his injuries were minor and not life-threatening.
Police issued a description of the suspects Friday morning. The first is described as a white male, mid-20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a skinny build, light facial chin hair, wearing a black beanie, grayish-black hoodie sweatshirt and dark cargo pants.
The other man is a Hispanic or Indian male, unknown age, also about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a heavy build. There was no clothing description given.
Anyone with information is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.