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Semi-truck driver dies in fire near The Dalles

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A driver of a semi truck died early Wednesday morning after the truck crashed on I-84 — causing it to catch fire.

Oregon State Police said it crashed shortly before 2 a.m. near milepost 74. The truck was driving eastbound in the slow lane when it drifted off the road, hit a rock embankment and caught fire.

The driver, later identified as 50-year-old Leo Stratton of Portland, died as a result of their injuries.

The eastbound slow lane will be closed while OSP investigates and removes the truck.

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