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Tanker truck carrying fuel overturns in Johnston County

Posted April 22, 2010

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— A tanker truck carrying 9,000 gallons of fuel overturned on U.S. Highway 701 early Thursday after the driver's headlights malfunctioned and went out, according to authorities on the scene.

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. near Keen Road. Deputies reopened the road by 8:45 a.m.

The driver, whose name was not released, survived the crash. After his lights went out, the driver hit the brakes and the truck rolled over onto the shoulder.

Crews worked to get the tractor-trailer up-righted. No fuel spilled out of the truck, according to environmental clean-up crews on the scene.

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  • pixieheart1 Apr 22, 2010

    Wow skyward...why don't you become more informed about the incident before you start making assumptions that have no bases behind them.

    I thank God the driver was not hurt!

  • frosty Apr 22, 2010

    Can't tell from the picture, did it actually roll over?

  • living the dream Apr 22, 2010

    sounds like somebody fell asleep at the wheel to me!

  • notagain1903 Apr 22, 2010

    Why is it that ever time something happens in johnston county this news station does not identify what part?? Thats like saying "School board member killed in Wake county" or "Shooting in Durham county". There are many towns in Johnston county! Lets get it together!!

  • krazykristie06 Apr 22, 2010

    To those who think its only johston county....i can almost garentee(not spelled right i know) you that every county has at least 3 wrecks a day. Whether they are reported on the radio, or new or not.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Apr 22, 2010

    It's amazing no fuel was spilled. But, these hazards to our community, earth, neighbors & neighborhoods...like the oil rig & oil tanker spills...need to be relegated to our past.

    These incidents are more reason to work toward viable solar & wind solutions.

  • oleguy Apr 22, 2010

    It was real foggy this AM. I was working on the 440 section just before the fog rolled in.Coming home at 2.00 AM it was so foggy I missed the I40 turn to Benson.

  • JustaCitizen Apr 22, 2010

    Has anyone ever listened to the traffic report during the morning and evening rush for raleigh and durham? Wrecks galore!!!! Johnston county has their fair share, but no more than any other county.

  • Adelinthe Apr 22, 2010

    Thanking God no one was hurt and no fuel was spilled.

    God bless.

    RB

  • sssh.. whisper Apr 22, 2010

    Glad the driver is okay and no one else was involved. I agree, there does seem to be tons of wrecks daily in Johnston Co. For awhile there, it seemed that they had a lot of wrecks involving teenagers too.

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