Driver identified in semi-truck and train crash, Hwy 30 reopened - KPTV - FOX 12

Driver identified in semi-truck and train crash, Hwy 30 reopened

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Courtesy: Richard Marcotte Courtesy: Richard Marcotte
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Police have identified the truck driver that was killed in a semi-truck and train collision on Highway 30 on Sunday morning.

Police said 41-year-old Andrew Lambert of Vancouver had been driving his semi-truck carrying flammable fuel down the highway when it veered off the road and crashed into a nearby train.  

The crash created a violent fire and officials were forced to close the highway.

Road crews were able to reopen all lanes of Highway 30 early Monday morning.

The train had been carrying asphalt, and crews said at least eight railway cars were damaged in the fire.

The smoke was visible for miles and runners of a local half marathon were forced to stop their race due to bad air quality, according to race officials.

Medical officials said they were not able to determine the exact cause of the crash. They suspect Lambert either fell asleep at the wheel or had some sort of medical issue prior to the crash.

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