Kinzua Dam Tanker Crash, Fuel Spill Close Route 59 for Over 5 Hours

Police car lightsMEAD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Police have released details surrounding a Friday morning tanker truck crash in Mead Township, Warren County.

At 9:30 a.m., several area emergency responders were called to the scene of a tanker truck accident along Route 59, just east of the Kinzua Dam.

Warren-based State Police say 44-year-old Todd Barrett, of Duke Center, Pa., was rounding a left hand curve when his 2001 Mack Tractor Trailer rolled onto its passenger side making impact with the guardrail.

The vehicle came to rest facing east.

Officials say the crash caused the tanker trailer, which was hauling diesel fuel, to rupture and release the fuel onto the ground.

Barrett was injured and transported to Warren General Hospital for treatment.

Police say that the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

The roadway remained closed for several hours while crews cleared the scene.

Firefighters from Clarendon and Glade Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.

Also responding were Warren County Emergency Management, PennDOT, US Forest Service, Army Corp of Engineers, and the Red Cross.

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