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Officials: Overturned tanker causes 'major fuel spill'


Jan. 27, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina fire department said a major fuel spill occurred after a tractor trailer overturned.
Another driver ran a stop sign and hit the fuel truck Sunday night in Charlotte, news outlets reported. The tanker turned over on its side as a result of the crash.
It's unclear exactly how much fuel has spilled. Officials closed a road near Interstate 485 to clean up the spill, according to news outlets. People were asked to avoid the area, Charlotte Fire Department said in a tweet .
The driver of the tractor trailer was being treated for injuries not considered life-threatening, news outlets reported. The condition of the other driver wasn't immediately reported.
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