Tanker Overturns Spilling Diesel Fuel on Highway 83 - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Tanker Overturns Spilling Diesel Fuel on Highway 83

Vikki Ash Vikki Ash
Vikki Ash Vikki Ash

Cleanup is underway after an oil tanker roll-over this morning that injured the 56-year-old driver.

It happened south of Wilton around 7:30 this morning on highway 83.

The highway patrol says a tanker truck pulling a tanker trailer was driven off the road and into the east ditch.

The truck overturned as the driver--Marlon Shaffer of Mandan--tried to steer it back onto the road.

The truck blocked the emergency lane and the trailer detached--leaking diesel fuel as it overturned.

The gas is being taken from the tanks that rolled over and is being put into another tanker to haul it away.

A health inspector from the North Dakota Health Department says the cleanup should be minor.

Shaffer was taken to St. A's to be treated for injuries.

Northbound traffic was rerouted.

The accident remains under investigation.

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