Tanker wrecks near Ravenswood Bridge
GREAT BEND AREA, Ohio – GREAT BEND AREA, Ohio – A tanker wrecked while attempting to make a turn near the Ravenswood Bridge.
A tanker loaded with diesel fuel and gasoline was attempting to turn in to the Hot Spot gas station when it went off the road. The tanker driven by Gregory Crane then rolled on its side according to Trooper Trelka of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The wreck took place around 6 a.m. at the entrance into the gas station off of State Route 124 near the intersection of State Route 124 and US 33.
In addition to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Racine Volunteer Fire Department, Meigs EMS, Meigs EMA, Rose’s Excavating, Huffman and Bowers Inc., Martindill Oilfield, PUCO, Jae’s Towing and Recovery, Rusty’s Towing and Road Service and the Ohio Department of Transportation responded to the scene. The tanker was not leaking fuel, but Meigs EMA was there in case it became an issue. The tanker was hauling 6,000 gallons of gas and 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel according to the fire department.
No injuries were reported according to Trooper Trelka. The driver was able to exit the vehicle. Trooper Trelka said the driver would be cited for the crash.
According to the fire department, crews were on the scene until the truck and tanker were brought upright safely. The tanker wrecked in front of a home and the family was temporarily evacuated as a safety precaution. State Route 124 was closed for about two hours during the process of righting the truck and tanker. The road has reopened and crews cleared the scene just after 3 p.m.
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