Thursday, November 26, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Wednesday, 10/10/2001

Semi spills fuel in Stony Ridge; driver hit by car

STONY RIDGE - Both lanes of U.S. 20 at State Rt. 163 were closed last night when a tractor-trailer rig spilled diesel fuel and corrosive material nearby on East Broadway, causing a traffic accident that injured the driver, authorities said.

The driver of the semi, whose name was not available, was hurt when he stepped out of the cabin and was hit by a car.

He was hospitalized with unknown injuries.

The accident occurred on East Broadway near U.S. 20 about 8:20 p.m., when the semi apparently went off the road and hit something, spilling about 55 gallons of dibutylaminoethanol - a toxic, corrosive liquid - and some diesel fuel, Eric Larson, director of the Wood County Emergency Management Agency, said.

Residents of houses near the spill were asked to keep their windows and doors shut until the spill was cleaned up, which Mr. Larson said could take at least four hours.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Points of Interest