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SERIOUSLY? Truck Carrying Toxic East Palestine Soil Crashes

This is really getting ridiculous!

A truck hauling 40,000 pounds of toxic soil from the East Palestine train derailment zone crashed Monday, spilling about half of its contents onto the roadway.

“The preliminary investigation revealed that the commercial vehicle was traveling northbound when it went off of the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch and utility pole, and ultimately overturned,” law enforcement said in a release.

The Ohio EPA said the spill was not a threat to nearby waterways.

SR. 165 and SR. 617 in Columbiana County, and SR. 14 in Mahoning County were closed following the accident.

Here’s footage of the overturned truck:

CBS News Pittsburgh reported:

Officials said the truck was hauling 40,000 pounds of contaminated soil from the clean-up site. About 20,000 pounds of soil spilled onto the road and the berm.

“According to the Ohio EPA, the spill was contained and not a threat to nearby waterways,” the release said.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was cited for operating a vehicle without reasonable control, troopers said.

The road is currently closed as crews work the clear the site.



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