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Propane Plowed

Posted on 28th February 2017 at 09:01

Stephen G. Kamhout, 56, of Winlock is being charged with DUI after he allegedly crashed into a propane tank at the Ritchie Brothers auction yard, causing a huge fireball. The crash took place at about 1:50 yesterday afternoon, when a station wagon driven by Kamhout went off of North Military Road, and slammed into a 500-gallon propane tank. Employees evacuated their offices while firefighter responded; they were able to keep the fire from spreading to two other 500-gallon tanks and to other buildings; it’s reported that Kamhout walked away from the crash, and wasn‘t hurt. He was arrested and booked after field sobriety tests were administered. Damage was limited to the station wagon and the propane tank.