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Tractor-trailer crashes in Johnston County, leaks fuel

Posted August 18, 2009

— Environmental clean-up crews planned to be on the scene Tuesday where a tractor-trailer crashed the day before on Interstate 95 and leaked fuel.

Troopers said William Manis, 66, from Panama City, Fla., either fell asleep or lost consciousness due to a medical condition and drove off the right side of the road and flipped near mile marker 90 on I-95 north. The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Manis, who was hauling beer for RE Garrison Trucking, was pinned in the truck for nearly 40 minutes. Emergency crews flew him to Duke University Hospital where he was in stable condition, authorities said.

Troopers did not file charges.


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  • smegma Aug 18, 2009

    and nevermind the fuel that runs off gas station parking lots all day every day. next time it rains look at the rainbow liquid all over the ground

  • redmoon Aug 18, 2009

    Why does the "press" make such a big deal about fuel leak, do the reporters have any idea how much fuel it takes to run a big rig, 6-8 mpg... with tanks mounter right next to the road and other traffic ...