A car crossed the center line of Highway 213 near Oregon City and slammed into a semi pulling a trailer loaded with hazardous chemicals.
Oregon State Police said it happened just before 8 a.m. Friday at South Carus Road near milepost 7. Troopers said a 1998 Toyota Camry driven by Michael Warn, 25, of Taft, collided with the driver-side of the Freightliner truck and then came to rest in a ditch.
The truck and trailer partially blocked the highway after the collision.
Warn was taken by ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University with serious injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
It has not been confirmed if he was wearing a seat belt.
The truck driver, Troy Huston, 45, of Vancouver, was not hurt. He was wearing a seat belt.
Icy road conditions are not believed to have been a factor in the crash, according to police.
The highway was closed for hours while crews removed the vehicles and a hazardous materials team cleaned up 200 gallons of diesel spilled from the truck's tanks.
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Thursday, July 31 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:57:19 GMT
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