Truck crash spills 7,000 gallons of fuel in creeks |

Truck crash spills 7,000 gallons of fuel in creeks

JEFFERSON – Denver Water officials are monitoring the damage from a tanker truck accident that injured the two people in the truck and dumped about 7,000 gallons of gas and diesel in creeks flowing into Denver’s watershed.

The Colorado State Patrol says the tanker didn’t make a turn and went off the road Thursday in Park County, about 65 miles southwest of Denver. The trailer cut loose and spilled its contents – 2,000 gallons of diesel and 5,000 gallons of gasoline.

One man was thrown from the truck and the other was trapped underneath.

The Denver Post reports that Park County and state patrol crews hurried to contain the spill in the creeks by building a berm. Denver Water has sent technicians to the site to monitor the spill and take samples.

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