MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — A fiery semi-truck wreck closed lanes of Interstate 84 in Oregon in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 26.
A tractor with a crane boom and a flatbed trailer was traveling east on I-84 near milepost 42 at 6:45 a.m. when its tire blew.
The truck, driven by 37-year-old Marvin Klopfenstein, plowed through the cement barrier into the east-bound lane where it jackknifed and rolled onto its side. The truck then slid along the cement barrier and caught on fire.
Klopfenstein managed to escape with only minor injuries.
I-84 was closed in both directions. Approximately 200 gallons of fuel, oil and antifreeze leaked from the vehicle and the pavement was gouged in places and need of repair before the highway reopened.
For information regarding the highway reopening, visit www.tripcheck.com
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