NEAR GOVERNMENT CAMP, OR (KPTV) – A semi-truck carrying scrap metal tipped and spilled diesel across Highway 26 near Government Camp Tuesday afternoon, according to Hoodland Fire District #74.

The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of Highway 26 just before 3:45 p.m., according to firefighters.

The driver of the semi-truck was not hurt and escaped the vehicle without help.

Firefighters with help from Oregon State Police and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office closed the highway due to scrap metal pieces scattered across the road, fire officials say.

The Sandy Fire District helped Hoodland fire crews contain the diesel leak.

No other vehicles were involved. It’s was not immediately clear what caused the semi to tip.

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