Tanker truck rolls over, spills 10K gallons of fuel onto Massachusetts roadway


REVERE, Mass. (WPRI) — A tanker truck that was carrying 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel rolled over in Revere, Massachusetts early Wednesday morning.

Crews responded to the Broadway Circle rotary Route 60 around 4 a.m. and found the tanker on its side and fuel that had spilled onto the roadway.

According to police, all compartments of the tank were punctured and almost the entire load was spilled.

Foam was seen being used to suppress fumes from the fuel, according to officials.

The carrier in the crash was Goguen Transportation Inc, out of Gardner, Mass; the operator was identified as a 41-year-old man.

Massachusetts State Police determined that the vehicle had a defect in its braking system at the time of the crash, and the vehicle was placed out-of-service until the defect is repaired.

The road is closed and officials said repairs will be needed before it can reopen.

Any criminal or civil motor vehicle violations will be determined by the Revere Police Department.

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