Tanker truck driver Kamkyo Ramon Gnotsavath, 57, killed in fiery crash on Highway 99 in Atwater, California


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Modified Date: 
Thu, 10/26/2017 - 7:56am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Driver Dies After Tanker Truck Filled With 9,000 Gallons of Gas Overturns, Explodes in Merced County

Investigators believe the truck was going too fast when it exited the highway, the station reported, citing the California Highway Patrol. The tanker hit a concrete divider and overturned; the fuel then began to spill and ignited soon after.

Massive fire in Atwater may cause long term problems for city

After more than 8,000 gallons of fuel burned off, firefighters got the hot spots cooled off, and turned their attention to possible long term troubles. The asphalt is charred and may need to be replaced before the Highway exit reopens and Some of that gasoline spilled into drainage ditches.   

Tanker-truck driver killed in Atwater crash that sprayed out ‘an ocean of fire’

A tanker truck loaded with thousands of gallons of fuel raced off Highway 99 in Atwater on Tuesday morning, overturned and burst into flames, spraying waves of fire at least 25 feet wide.  

Truck driver killed in crash identified; cleanup and repairs begin on Bell Lane

Witnesses told investigators the truck with Williams Tank Lines, which was coming from Stockton, may already have been on fire around 10:02 a.m. when it left the freeway onto the Bell Lane exit, California Highway Patrol Officer Eric Zuniga said.


Fire, Fuel Spill
People Involved: 
Kamkyo Ramon Gnotsavath
Highway 99

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