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Man jumps from truck before it flies off road and bursts into flames

Logie Trail Road closed until Monday, Dec. 16


by: SUMBITTED PHOTO - Ronda Melton, spokeswoman for the Scappoose Rural Fire District said the truck fell 50 feet from Logie Trail Road before igniting in flames. A truck slid off an embankment on Logie Trail Road at 11:58 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, falling 50 feet and bursting into flames. The occupant of the vehicle was able to jump out of the truck before it slid off the road. “He stopped, it was sliding, and he made a decision right then and pretty tactfully got out of it,” said Ronda Melton, spokeswoman for the Scappoose Rural Fire District.

The road is now closed until Monday, Dec. 16, due to icy conditions.

Melton said she had received no injury reports as of 1:30 p.m. Thursday as SRFD crews were still working to extinguish the fire. “They're closing Logie Trail right now and sanding it,” she added.

Commuters should note that Logie Trail Road road is winding, narrow, steep, deteriorating in some places and not sanded in the wintertime. Multnomah County officials generally discourage the use of Logie Trail as a detour when nearby N.W. Cornelius Pass Road is closed.