Diesel tanker rolls, U.S. 6 closed near Loveland Basin | SummitDaily.com

Diesel tanker rolls, U.S. 6 closed near Loveland Basin

Kirk Mitchell
The Denver Post

A diesel tanker truck rolled this morning, spilling fuel into Clear Creek and prompting authorities to close the highway during a clean up.

Several hazardous materials crews were called to the scene of the 9 a.m. accident on U.S. Highway 6 near the Loveland Basin ski resort, said Sgt. Mike Baker of the Colorado State Patrol.

The driver of the tanker received minor injuries and was not taken to a hospital, Baker said.

He was driving the tanker carrying 7,200 gallons of dyed diesel fuel when he drove too fast into a hairpin curve and toppled over onto the passenger side of the truck, he said.

Read more at http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_18771388

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