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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Update on Route 770 Crash

Several hundred gallons of fuel spilled after a truck crashed on Route 770 Wednesday morning, injuring the driver and closing the road for several hours.

When the truck crashed at just before 11:30 a.m. between Custer City and Songbird Road diesel fuel, motor oil, transmission fluid, gear lube and hydraulic oil spilled onto the road.

Emergency crews built overflow dams to contain the fluid.

The Dallas-Morris Well Services truck was being driven by 21-year-old Daniel Gerhart of Roulette. He lost control of it while negotiating a curve, and the truck went off the road, where it hit an embankment and some trees.

Gerhart was flown to ECMC in Buffalo as a precaution, and was released a few hours later. Dallas-Morris says DEP is satisfied with the cleanup, but will continue monitoring the site.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another "Rookie" CDL Truck Driver! Are There No "EXPERIENCED" Out-of-Work Drivers Available? Or Are The Oil/Gas Companies Willing To "Risk A Catastrophe" by Hiring Young Bucks at LOWER Pay to Transport Hazardous Loads Over Twisting, Hilly, Mountainous Roads? Why Are They Even Allowed To Use Route 770? Shouldn't The "Truck Route 59" Be Used Instead?
Just Wondering...