1,000 gallons of gas spilled in fuel tanker crash

Deputies investigate crash on Highway 73 in Columbia County
1,000 gallons of gas spilled in fuel tanker crash

About 1,000 gallons of gasoline were spilled when a fuel tanker crashed on Highway 73 in Columbia County early Tuesday morning, according to a release.

Around 5:56 a.m. Columbia County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to reports of a fuel tanker semitrailer that had rolled over at Highway 73 and County Road AW in the town of Randolph, officials said.

The tanker was holding approximately 8,500 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel, according to the release. The tanker suffered severe damage and at least two of the compartments on the truck were leaking gasoline.

Approximately 1,000 gallons of gasoline leaked out into the surrounding area, officials said.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Highway 73 remained closed as crews continue to clean up the spill and offload the gasoline and diesel fuel that was not spilled, according to the release.

The driver was transported from the scene for injuries from the crash, deputies said. The crash remains under investigation.

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Columbia County Emergency Management, Randolph Fire and EMS, Friesland Fire, Divine Savior EMS, Enbridge, Landmark Services, Columbia County Highway, DNR, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Portage Fire Department HazMat Team.

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