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Semi-truck spills diesel fuel on I-70

Friday, October 12, 2012

This Southland Express semi-tractor trailer experienced mechanical issues on eastbound Interstate 70 on Friday, Oct. 12, and leaked approximately 20 gallons of diesel fuel onto the right hand emergency lane. Jackson and Posey Fire Departments, along with Indiana State Police were able to contain the spill.
CLAY COUNTY---- Jackson and Posey Township Volunteer Fire Departments (PTVFD), along with the Indiana State Police, responded to a fuel leak from a disabled tractor-trailer on eastbound Interstate-70 at the 25-mile marker Friday, Oct. 12, at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Ronny Bill Hodge, 57, Laurel, Miss., drove the Southland Express trailer. He was cited for log book violations and placed out of service by ISP master Trooper Kent Winstead.

The vehicle lost approximately 20 gallons of diesel fuel after experiencing mechanical issues.

The fuel leaked onto the right-hand side of the road into the emergency lane.

Fire department crew members were able to contain the spill and PTVFD member Michael Rost reported the fuel had not spilled into drainage ditches.

Petro Wrecker Service removed the vehicle, and it was placed out of service.

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