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Driver escapes serious injury in tanker truck rollover, troopers say

(Geoff Liesik)


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DUCHESNE — The driver of a tanker truck was taken to the hospital as a precaution Sunday after his truck rolled off U.S 191 in Duchesne County, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

The crash was called in about 5:40 p.m. after the truck and its trailers went down a small embankment north of the summit in Indian Canyon, climbed a hillside and overturned, UHP Lt. Beau Mason said.

The two tanker trailers the driver was pulling were empty, so there wasn't a hazardous material spill, the lieutenant said. The crash caused minor traffic delays, but did not close the highway, Mason said.

The driver suffered a cut on his head and was taken to Uintah Basin Medical Center for treatment. The cause of the crash is under investigation. No citations have been issued.

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