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Updated: Tanker Truck Fire

A tanker truck has rolled over and caught fire on Route 27 in Venango County.
June 2, 2014 - A tanker truck has rolled over and caught fire on Route 27 in Venango County just west of Titusville. The accident occurred near the village of Diamond, about 4 miles west of Titusville.

Volunteers from at least six volunteer fire departments responded to the accident. Haz-mat crews were also on the scene.

Reports indicate the driver of the truck was trapped inside the flaming gasoline tanker for nearly an hour, and was eventually rescued. The driver's name and condition are unknown, but he was alive when he was pulled from the wreckage and then walked to EMS personnel.

The driver was taken to Meadville Medical Center.

Fire officials said teamwork was crucial in saving the man and making sure no others were injured.

Following the crash and fire, Route 27 is closed in both directions until the road can be assessed and it can be determined whether or not there was heat damage.

Some power and cable lines were damaged because of the accident and fire, so residents in that area can expect to have some delays in getting those services restored.


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