OSP investigates Semi-truck crash on I-84 with significant highway closure- 3:45 pm Update (Photo)

6/27 3:45 pm
All lanes of westbound Interstate 84 are now open west of The Dalles following the crash Monday morning of a truck carrying a crane near exit 40. The eastbound lanes opened earlier Monday afternoon. ODOT will continue to make minor road repairs in the days ahead.

6/27 3:00 pm
All lanes of eastbound Interstate 84 are again open between Troutdale and Hood River after the crash and fire Monday morning of a truck carrying a crane near exit 40. The westbound lanes remain closed at The Dalles.

6/27 1:53 pm
On June 27, 2022, at approximately 6:45 A.M., A semi-truck with a crane boom and a flatbed trailer was traveling eastbound on I-84 near milepost 42 when a tire blew. The truck, operated by Marvin Klopfenstein (37), plowed through the cement barrier into the east-bound lane where it jackknifed and rolled onto its side. The truck slid on the cement barrier and caught on fire. The driver escaped with only minor injuries.

I-84 remains closed in both directions from Troutdale to The Dalles. The Oregon Department of Transportation is diligently working with Gerlock towing and US Ecology on the cleanup. An estimated 200 gallons of fuel, oil, and antifreeze came from the vehicle. The pavement was gouged in places that will need to be repaired before the highway re-opening.

OSP was assisted by Multnomah County Sheriff’s office, ODOT, Cascade Locks Fire, Gerlock Towing, and Purdy’s towing. US Ecology responded for environmental cleanup.

For information regarding the highway reopening, visit www.tripcheck.com  

Photo’s courtesy of Oregon State Police