Florida National Guard fuel tanker overturns on I-75

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
May 16, 2019

MARION COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- Two Florida National Guardsmen in a National Guard fuel tanker suffered minor injuries in a rollover crash on Interstate 75 in Marion County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 12 p.m. Thursday on I-75 near mile marker 356, just south of County Road 326.

Troopers say the crash is still under investigation, but preliminary information reveals several vehicles may have cut the tanker off, causing the driver to take evasive action by swerving onto the shoulder.

All northbound lanes on I-75 were closed for close to two hours.

Authorities say the tanker was transporting diesel fuel at the time of the crash and was successfully turned upright and recovered by the Florida National Guard. The tanker did not sustain any fuel loss or punctures to the main tank.



 
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