The Latest: Phoenix Fire Dept: 5 hurt in tanker collision
Aug. 07, 2017
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a tanker truck wreck in Phoenix (all times local):
Authorities say five people were injured and transported to hospitals after a multivehicle collision that resulted in a tanker truck carrying jet fuel overturning on top of the front of a pickup truck in southwest Phoenix.
Fire Capt. Larry Subervi says authorities are trying to sort out what caused the Monday morning incident.
Subervi says the tanker and pickup drivers were transported to trauma centers with unspecified injuries and that three other people who were in separate vehicles were transported for treatment of minor injuries.
He says two other people were evaluated but either refused transported or didn't have significant injuries.
Subervi says approximately 150 gallons of fuel leaked from the tanker but that hazardous material teams were able to clean it up. The rest of the tanker's load will be transferred to another tanker.
The article has been corrected to fix the spelling of Fire Capt. Larry Subervi's last name.
Authorities in Phoenix are responding to a wreck in which a large tanker truck has rolled on top of at last one vehicle.
Part of the truck is atop the front end of a very heavily damaged pickup, and a car that may also be damaged is positioned immediately behind the pickup.
Fire Capt. Larry Subervi says information on the wreck isn't immediately available, and it's not known whether there are injuries and what the tanker was carrying.
The wreck occurred Monday morning in southwest Phoenix near Lower Buckeye Road and South 59th Avenue.