Overturned tanker truck spews gasoline on Ohio highway - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Overturned tanker truck spews gasoline on Ohio highway

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, OH (CNN) - A late morning tanker accident shut down an Ohio highway for an extended period of time after leaking fuel.

The accident happened when a car swerved into the tanker truck's lane on I-75 near Liberty Township, OH. The truck tried to veer out of the way, lost control and wrecked.

The tanker started to leak gasoline on to the freeway shortly after the crash, which prompted officials to shut down all southbound lanes. Authorities are getting the mess cleaned up as quickly as possible.

Officials don't expect to reopen the closed lanes for several hours.

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