Tanker Accident Causes Fuel Spill on Highway

According to ABC 6 Action News in New Jersey, a commercial truck accident shut down Route 896 in Newark on June 5. The tanker rolled over following the single-vehicle accident at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The vehicle was overturned on a Southbound I-95 off ramp to Southbound 896.

Police identified the driver of the truck as 58 year-old Percy Green of Willingboro. Investigators said Green appeared to misjudge the ramp and the angle of the turn.  Police determined that Green was traveling at an unsafe speed at the time of the commercial truck accident.

After the tractor-trailed overturned, the diesel fuel tank sustained damage and approximately 150 gallons of fuel spilled on the highway.  Crews shut down the highway for several hours and police issued Green a citation for traveling at an unsafe speed.

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