THE DALLES, Ore. -- Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded Wednesday to a reported single-vehicle commercial truck crash on I-84 near milepost 74.
The crash was reported around 1:50 a.m.
Police say the vehicle was eastbound in the slow lane when it drifted off the roadway, impacted a rock embankment, and caught fire.
The driver died as a result of injuries, police said.
The eastbound slow lane will be closed while OSP investigates and the removal of the vehicle is complete.
OSP was assisted by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Mosier Fire Department, Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, and ODOT.
The name of the deceased has not yet been released.