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Hazmat crews respond after fuel tanker collides with van in Wheatland

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UPDATE: The road was opened up Monday afternoon after crews finished transferring fuel from the overturned truck to a new vehicle.

Speaking Monday afternoon, deputies said it’s now clear how much fuel was spilled in the crash.

The driver of the van is in critical condition were told. He was ticketed for no seatbelt and failure to yield.

The driver of the NOCO truck was treated and released from the hospital.

ORIGINAL:

Roads were closed and hazmat crews were on scene and a crash involving a fuel tanker and van in Wheatland Monday morning.

Deputies say a van headed north on Wheatland Center Road failed to stop at a sign on Scottsville-Mumford Road and hit a tanker truck carrying 1,000 gallons of gas and 800 gallons of diesel fuel.

The tanker was sent off the road and landed on its side. Deputies say it then began to leak fuel.

Wheatland Center and Scottsville-Mumford roads were closed as a result while crews handled the hazmat situation.

Deputies say the driver of the van was ejected from the vehicle. Both drivers were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with injuries. No charges have been filed at this time.

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