Major crash closes I-84 near Portland

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. – A large stretch of Interstate 84 was shut down Monday due to a major crash.

Oregon State Police said at about 6:45 a.m. Monday, a semi-truck hauling a crane boom and flatbed trailer was traveling eastbound on I-84 near milepost 42 when a tire blew.

The truck plowed through a concrete barrier, jackknifed, and rolled onto its side before catching fire.

About 200 gallons of fuel, oil, and antifreeze leaked from the truck after the crash.

The 37-year-old driver of the truck escaped minor injuries.

OSP said the pavement was gouged in places that needed to be repaired before the freeway could be reopened. That happened by about 4:30 p.m. Monday.

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