- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) - Authorities have evacuated about two dozen homes in central Kentucky after a tanker truck hauling gasoline crashed, injuring the driver.

Officials told WKYT-TV (https://bit.ly/1TRPfOK ) that the driver was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital with injuries that didn’t appear to be life-threatening.

The station said workers stopped a leak after the wreck around 9 a.m. Tuesday near the Alton community in Anderson County. Crews were focusing on containing and monitoring the spill.

Officials said the tanker was hauling thousands of gallons of gasoline and diesel when it crashed into a tree off Kentucky 151. Roads in the area were closed for the cleanup.

Law enforcement officials said 20 to 30 homes were evacuated because of the leak. Crews placed booms and other materials around the tanker to help soak up the spilled fuel.

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Information from: WKYT-TV, https://www.wkyt.com


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