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Truck Driver Killed in Fiery Highway Collision With Fuel Tanker Near New Orleans

A 44-year-old Louisiana woman was killed Thursday morning when a cargo tank hauling 8,000 gallons of gasoline plowed into the back of the dump truck she was driving along Interstate 310 in Luling, Louisiana, about 25 miles west of New Orleans. Chalanta Brown of LaPlace, Louisiana, was killed in the crash and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the fuel tanker, Glenn Robichaux, Jr., 31, of the Lafourche Parish community of Gheens, was airlifted to a Baton Rouge burn injury center. Mr. Robichaux was able to escape the fiery wreckage with moderate injuries. A facebook profile for a Glenn ... Read More

Fuel tanker rollover spills thousands of gallons of diesel into Colorado creek

DENVER, Colo. —Environmental Protection Agency authorities were trying to determine the extent of environmental damage caused by a fuel tanker crash that occurred in the Denver area Saturday near Loveland Ski Area. Authorities investigating the crash say that the driver of a diesel tanker was driving too fast to properly navigate a hairpin curve on U.S. 6, causing the truck to rollover on the passenger side and spilling about 4,000 gallons of diesel in Clear Creek, a 66-mile-long tributary of the South Platte River. The driver of the tanker truck received minor injuries in the crash but was not taken ... Read More

25 injured in South Florida passenger bus – fuel tanker collision

A gasoline tanker truck slammed into the back of a Broward County, Florida, transit bus Tuesday morning, injuring 25 people. According to initial reports, 22 people have been taken to local hospitals for treatment while three others were treated on the scene. One of the bus passengers has been classified as a trauma alert patient with spinal injuries, according to South Florida media reports. The crash occurred around 9 a.m. just north of Fort Lauderdale in the city of Margate. Broward Country Transit bus 1106 was traveling northbound on U.S. 441 when the fuel truck crashed into it near the ... Read More

Produce truck collides with fuel tanker in Idaho

A commercial truck hauling a load of beets collided with a fuel tanker Monday on U.S. Highway 30 near Twin Falls, Idaho. The crash released approximately 3,500 gallons of diesel and unleaded fuel onto the road and surrounding land, shutting the road to traffic as responders clamored to contain the gasoline. According to Idaho’s Times-News, the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office and Idaho State Police said Corey Slippey, 35, of Rupert, Idaho, was traveling west on Highway 30 in a 2002 Peterbilt tanker carrying the gasoline and diesel fuel. He stopped at a railroad crossing at the intersection of U.S. ... Read More