Tanker Crash in Downtown Franklin

Published 07/26 2014 09:28PM

Updated 07/26 2014 11:20PM

It was a mess in downtown Franklin today after a tanker, hauling thousands of gallons of diesel fuel rolled onto its side.
The tanker truck was southbound on Route 8, coming out of Franklin just before 11 this morning, when the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the road. The driver lost control and the truck ended up on its side.

It took several hours to off load 75 hundred gallons of diesel fuel onto another tanker. Sandbags were set up around drains near downtown Franklin in case of a massive spill, but the only fuel that leaked was from the trucks fuel tanks.

The driver was taken to UPMC Northwest in Seneca, no word on his condition

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