Semi Runs Tanker Off Of The Road And Keeps Right On Driving
Grangeville, Idaho – An empty logging truck ran a semi-tanker off of the highway causing it to overturn and spill 2,500 gallons of gasoline on Tuesday morning, then kept right on driving.
According to Idaho State Police (ISP), the crash occurred at approximately 7 a.m along State Highway 13 about three miles north of Grangeville. Tanker hauler, Jon Jones, 72, of Missoula, MT, was headed south when an empty logging truck traveling northbound was driving in the center of the road, investigators said.
Jones evaded the oncoming truck but went into a ditch before rolling onto its side. Authorities said the two tanks then spilled 2,500 gallons of fuel. Jones was not injured.
The driver of the logging truck did not stop after the accident, according to ISP. Authorities said the truck is dark blue, but that was all the information they had.
Police are continuing in their efforts to locate the driver of the logging truck.
ISP D2 Troopers investigated a tanker truck crash/hazmat incident on SH13 near MP 3. The semi-tanker was southbound on SH 13 towards Grangeville. The driver attempted to make room for an oncoming log truck when he drove off the narrow, snow-covered shoulder and overturned. pic.twitter.com/kdrKXWGqFs
— Idaho State Police@ispdistrict2 (@PoliceIdaho) February 27, 2019
(image courtesy of ISP)