Around 2am Wednesday morning the Eastbound lanes of I-82 near The Dalles, OR were closed after a fatal crash.

Oregon State Patrol troopers say the large semi-truck hauling a single trailer was headed east, when it drifted off the road onto the shoulder. The truck then struck a rock embankment and burst into flames.

The driver did not survive the crash. The highway was closed for hours after the early morning crash, detours were in place. The investigation continues, authorities have not yet said why the truck veered off the road.

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