Tank falls off City of Salem truck, strikes car, injures driver

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SALEM, Ore. – An empty tank fell off a City of Salem truck Wednesday morning and struck a car, injuring the driver.

According to Salem police, the incident closed Airway Drive Southeast from Ewald Avenue Southeast to Turner Road Southeast.

Officials say the tank fell because a load strap failed.

The driver of the car was taken to Salem Health for treatment of minor injuries.

The Salem Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating the incident.

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