Driver dies in 400-foot plunge near Grass Valley

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GRASS VALLEY, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State Police say the driver of a pickup truck was killed when it went over a guardrail and plunged more than 400 feet down a steep hillside off Highway 216 near Grass Valley.

KTVZ reports (http://bit.ly/p1VEVd ) the wreck was discovered early Monday and apparently happened overnight.

Sherman County deputies recovered the body of the driver, 53-year-old James Andrews Middleton of Grass Valley.

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Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/