Tanker truck filled with diesel fuel overturns, hazmat crews on scene in Cape Girardeau

Truck carrying diesel flips on side

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Crews are on the scene of an overturned tanker truck on South Sprigg in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

According to Sgt. Joey Hann with the Cape Girardeau Police Department, the crash happened on the 2500 block of South Sprigg on Monday morning, Jan. 27.

The tanker truck was filled with diesel fuel.

One person, who identified himself as the truck driver, said he was from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He said he was attempting make a turn an area before the vehicle overturned.

Another person was taken from the scene with non-life threatening injuries.

Officials at the scene said there 200 gallons of diesel fuel. About 44,000 gallons of liquid was in the truck. It is not leaking at this time.

A crane is in route to set the truck upright.

The tanker overturned on South Sprigg. (Source: KFVS)
The tanker overturned on South Sprigg. (Source: KFVS) (Source: KFVS)

Hann said hazmat crews and fire department officials are on the scene.

South Sprigg is closed from the 2500 block of South Sprigg to Old Hwy 61/S and the South Kingshighway exchange at the entrance to the diversion channel.

CGFD is on scene of a tractor trailer that has overturned on South Sprigg. The public is at no risk from this incident,...

Posted by Cape Girardeau Fire Department on Monday, January 27, 2020

Fire officials said nearby businesses were not evacuated.

However, the nearby railroad track has been closed.

There is on risk to the public, according to fire officials. They are asking people to avoid the area while the situation is being taken care of.

This should be cleared up by noon, according to officials.

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