Driver seriously injured, road closed after tanker crashes in Garner, causing fuel spill

Wake County News

GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) – A truck driver was seriously injured and hazmat crews were needed after a tanker truck ran off the road and crashed Wednesday morning in Wake County, troopers said.

The crash happened around 10:45 a.m. near the 6800 block of Rock Service Station Road.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the truck driver lost control after dipping off the road to the right, then went back across the road and off it to the left.

The truck crashed into trees off the road. The driver was pinned. Troopers said the driver suffered serious injures, but is in stable condition.

Hazmat crews from Raleigh responded due to fuel leaking from the truck, which was transporting about 3,600 gallons of gas.

They pumped the remaining fuel from the tanker, troopers said.

Crews are still working to remove the truck. The road is closed between N.C. 42 and Barber Bridge Road. It is expected to reopen by 5 p.m., NCSHP said.

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