August 18, 2011
A dump truck crash in Roanoke, Virginia, on Wednesday, August 17, caused a fuel spill on Old Mill Road.
The accident occurred around 3:30 a.m. when a 21-year-old Blacksburg, Virginia, resident was traveling down Old Mill Road in a dump truck that belongs to JPAC of Christiansburg.
According to WSLS, the driver ran off the right side of the road at the 6500 block, flipping the truck onto its side and rolling into a creek. The man, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not hurt, but the truck’s load of dirt and rock, as well as 10 gallons of diesel fuel, spilled into the creek along the roadside.
VDOT and HAZMAT teams were on the scene on Wednesday to manage clean-up. Old Rill Road was closed for about three hours.
The driver has been charged with failure to maintain control of his vehicle. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.