Car crashes close to propane tank

Car crashes close to propane tank

Car crashes close to propane tank

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by Evan Sernoffsky / KGW.com

WCNC.com

Posted on June 30, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 1 at 1:50 PM

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Disaster was narrowly averted Saturday after a car full of people went off the road and crashed into a 30,000 gallon propane tank in Clackamas, firefighters said.

Just after noon, four people were in the car that crashed on Southeast Mangan Drive, which is a popular route to the Clackamas River, said Brandon Paxton with the Clackamas fire department.

The car was reportedly speeding when the driver missed a turn and hit a barrier, causing the car to flip and land upside down on a fence near the tanks.

Police are searching for the driver who fled the scene. The other passengers were not hurt.

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