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Tanker truck rolls over

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November 19, 2007

Albany - -  About 5:30 Friday evening, a man driving a Fuel South truck with a Flash Foods tank was turning east onto Oakridge when a wheel fell off. The tanker rolled onto its side.

Police believe the driver was driving too fast, and 700 gallons of diesel spilled onto the road. A local environmental clean up company was called on site to remove the diesel from the tanker.

"There's two holes in the side of the tanker that are leaking. They're in a position that were not able to patch them or stop them right now, so were ahead of it to try to keep it out of the drainage system," says Deputy Fire Chief David Eddins.

The driver is charged with failure to maintain his lane.

"He appeared to be OK. No external injuries, however the paramedics insisted he go on to the hospital because after he climbed out of the truck, he was a little queasy," says Crpl. Ruth Lewis.

Traffic on Oakridge was blocked for four hours as crews cleaned up the site.

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