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.

(image courtesy of ISP)

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