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Fuel Truck Crashes into Railroad Cars in Portland; 1 Killed

A semitrailer truck crashed into railroad cars in Northwest Portland, Oregon, on December 13.

The accident happened on the tracks running along US 30, east of the St. Johns Bridge over the Willamette River. Authorities said the truck was transporting fuel at the time, that leaked onto the tracks and sparked fire.

The truck driver was killed in the crash.

The fuel truck and 8 railroad tanker cars were burnt.

The accident is being investigated.