- Associated Press - Thursday, August 3, 2017

ARONA, Pa. (AP) - The driver of a tanker truck has been rescued after driving off the Pennsylvania Turnpike and crashing over a hillside.

State police have yet to release the name of the man who was hauling water in the truck when it left the westbound lanes of the toll highway between the Irwin and New Stanton exits. That happened about 9:30 a.m. Thursday near Arona.

Westmoreland County emergency officials say the driver wasn’t badly hurt and was conscious when workers freed him from the rig about 30 minutes later. They used all-terrain vehicles to reach the crashed truck and to bring the driver to an ambulance. He was taken to an unspecified hospital.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the crash.

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