Hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel spilled in Hazard tanker truck wreck

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - A tanker truck wreck Monday afternoon in Perry County delayed traffic on Kentucky-15 for several hours.

Around 1:30 Monday, the Hazard Police department received word that a tanker truck had overturned and spilled around 850 gallons of off-road diesel fuel.

The driver of the truck was not injured, and police do not think he was impaired at the time of the wreck.

Officials with the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection were on the scene Monday, assessing the environmental impact.

"Of course you know we're always worried about the water supply, you know as far as the city's concerned," said Hazard Police Chief Minor Allen. "You know other environmental hazards that might be - might result from that much diesel fuel being spilled."

The Perry County Sheriff's Office, the state fire marshal, and other agencies were called to the scene as well.

The truck is registered to Carson Montgomery trucking out of Salyersville.

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