- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - Firefighters say they are concerned about chemicals leaking into a central Ohio creek after a tractor-trailer crashed through a bridge guardrail and into the waterway.

The Tuesday morning accident in Newark, about 30 miles east of Columbus, left the truck driver hospitalized with a head injury.

Newark Fire Chief Patrick Connor says hazardous materials crews are monitoring the water quality in Raccoon Creek because of concerns about three possible chemicals - phosphoric acid, diesel fuel and sulfuric acid - leaking from the truck.

Connor says there were some concerns about dead fish being found at the crash site. A barrier has been set up to contain the fuel.

He says people who live nearby do not draw water from the creek.



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