Man dies in crash on SR-512 near milepost 9 in Puyallup on May 30
A Puyallup man died late Thursday evening after crashing into the back of a semi-truck hauling 11,300 gallons of gasoline, according to the Washington State Patrol.
A 46-year-old man from Puyallup died when his Ford F-150 truck slammed into the back of a tanker truck on Highway 512 Thursday night.
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An 8,500-gallon tanker truck hauling gasoline crashed and burst into flames near train tracks on a New Jersey highway Thursday morning, briefly snarling several rail lines and closing streets, officials say.
The truck caught fire on McCarter Highway at Astor Street in Newark about 1:30 a.m., police say. The blaze was brought under control by about 3:30 a.m. and no one was seriously injured.
The tanker spilled between 250 and 500 gallons of gasoline into the ditch, and around 20 emergency vehicles were sent to the site to remove fuel from the damaged tanker. A crane was brought in to remove the vehicle from the ditch. Four other vehicles were involved in the crash but no other injuries were reported. Grattan was airlifted by helicopter to hospital but died shortly after the crash.
A 22-year-old Bremerton man was killed late Sunday in an Interstate 5 collision near Mountlake Terrace involving a tanker truck filled with liquid nitrogen.
The Washington State Patrol said a Honda Accord passed the tanker truck in the HOV lane, swerved to the left, hit the barrier, then swerved back to the right and hit the truck.
At around 5:55 a.m. Tuesday morning, an estimated 1,000 galons of fuel were spilled when a tanker truck overturned. This incident occured on Highway 73 near Randolph, Wisconsin in Columbia County. According to witnesses, the driver appeared to have swerved to avoid hitting an animal. The tanker was hauling 8,500 gallons of fuel at the time and had to be pumped before being turned upright. The driver was taken to the hospital. The extent of injury is currently unknown.
A 39-year-old Edgewood man riding a motorcycle died Wednesday after he hit a pickup truck in a Puyallup, police spokesman said.
The crash happened just after 5 p.m., when the Harley Davidson motorcycle hit a Ford F250 pickup truck at East Pioneer Avenue and 21st Street Southeast, police said.
The bike was heading east on East Pioneer Avenue, when it hit the truck that was turning left from westbound East Pioneer, police said.
A tanker truck overturns and crashes into a home in Hunker, spilling several thousand gallons of milk in the yard.
More. Authorities said the crash happened when the driver of the tanker lost control on a bend on Sportsman Road. No one was injured, but a significant amount of damage was done to the house.