Truck driver overturns, spills hazardous material near Tekoa

Truck driver overturns, spills hazardous material near Tekoa

Truck driver overturns, spills hazardous material near Tekoa

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 27, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Updated Sunday, May 27 at 8:44 AM

TEKOA, Wash.-- A truck driver hauling hazardous material overturned near Tekoa, Wash., spilling the liquid all over the road.

The driver, 35, was traveling eastbound on Lovell Valley Road toward Highway 95 around 12:30 Saturday afternoon.

Idaho State Police said he drifted off the road, causing the truck to overturn. His two tanks of Anhydrous Ammonia ruptured and leaked on the road.

Crews closed Lovell Valley for eight hours while the fire department mopped up the scene.

Medics took the driver to Valley Hospital for his injuries.

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