Big rig full of hamburger crashes, catches fire

Big rig full of hamburger crashes, catches fire

Big rig full of hamburger crashes, catches fire

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by Justin Burton, KGW Staff

KREM.com

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 2:29 PM

PORTLAND -- A semi-truck full of hamburger crashed and caught fire Tuesday, sending the driver to the hospital.

Michael Chase, 68, of Woodburn was driving eastbound on I-84 near Benson State Park when he lost control and rolled the big rig, according to Oregon State Police.  A fire quickly started in the cab and trailer, and the truck was fully engulfed in flames as fire crews arrived.

Chase was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

Investigators said speed was a contributing factor during wet and rainy conditions.

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