Truck carrying hazardous materials crashes in Scott

(Scott Fire Dept.)

SCOTT, La. (KLFY) Scott Fire officials are investigating a crash involving a tanker truck in the 1600 block of St. Mary Street.

Fire Chief Chad Sonnier said when they arrived on scene around 9:50 p.m. Saturday they found a tanker truck carrying 45,000 pounds of Ethylene and Diethylene glycol laying on its side.

Sonnnier said Ethylene and Diethylene glycol is an antifreeze used in the oilfield service field.

There was never a threat to the public and no evacuation was necessary, Sonnier said.  However before the tanker was removed, the liquid was transferred to another tanker.

An investigation of the incident revealed that the driver turned into a driveway at which time the trailers axel slid into a ditch.

The driver of the truck was not injured, however he was cited for a number of charges including, open container, after an investigation revealed several opened alcohol containers inside the vehicle.

Other charges included careless operation of an overweight vehicle on a restricted roadway and careless handling of a hazardous materials.


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