Monster truck mishap in Ore. sends 3 to hospital

September 2, 2012 11:43:30 AM PDT
Authorities in Oregon are investigating the crash of a monster truck into the viewing stands during an event Saturday called "Monster Air 2012."

Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller says the driver reported losing control of his 1975 Ford pickup, with oversized tires, during a race. He then crossed a barrier before coming to a stop in the spectator area at the Harrisburg MotorSports Complex.

One fan caught part of the crash on video during a drag race. Three people are hospitalized but they are expected to survive. The truck driver, Kyle Atchley, was not injured.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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