CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR — Two people were hurt, one critically, early Monday in a wreck involving a tanker truck on U.S. Highway 26 near north Boring, according to FOX 12 Oregon.
The collision took place at the intersection with Southeast Stone Road. It was first reported by the Clackamas Fire Department at 5:04 a.m.
According to Oregon State Police, a Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling northbound on Southeast Stone Road when its driver ran a stop sign at the highway intersection. Moments later, the pickup collided with a tanker truck that was transporting gasoline. Both vehicles came to a stop along the eastbound shoulder, where the tanker truck caught fire.
Deputies with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office were able to remove both drivers from their vehicles before the fire spread.
Clackamas Fire crews said the driver of the tanker truck suffered only minor injuries, but the driver of the pickup was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition.
Four nearby residences were asked to evacuate as a result of the fire, which involved about 5,000 gallons of spilled fuel. Shortly after 5:30 a.m., the notice was lifted.
A section of US-26 was blocked for multiple hours as crews worked the scene.
No further details have been shared at this time.
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