Utah tanker rollover results in injuries and thousand of gallons of spilt fuel

Legal news for Utah 18-wheeler attorneys. A tanker rollover spilled massive amounts of diesel fuel along I-15.

The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a semi-truck rollover on Interstate 15 that resulted in a fuel spill and fire.

Salt Lake City, UT—A tanker carrying several thousand gallons of fuel overturned on Interstate 15, resulting in a fire and a massive fuel spill. The Utah Highway Patrol consequently shut down all northbound lanes of I-15 between Riverdale Road and 650 North in Clearfield following 5:00 a.m. wreck on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, as reported by the Salt Lake Tribune.

A semi-truck that was hauling two tanks containing 7,500 gallons of diesel fuel, rolled over for unknown reasons just outside of Roy. Upon overturning, the rig ignited a fire, which responding fire crews were able to extinguish rather quickly. No explosions reportedly occurred. Thousands of gallons of diesel fuel were subsequently spilled onto the highway, in which crews are still pumping and cleaning up. There were no reports of major injuries resulting from the rollover wreck. It is unknown if anyone who sustained injuries were treated at the scene or transported to a hospital. The cause of the rollover is currently under investigation by the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP). A specific cause for the wreck has not been determined. Officials believe the driver may have dozed off behind the wheel, which resulted in minor injuries. Hazardous materials crews also responded to the scene.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Utah 18-wheeler accident lawyers.

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