Fuel tanker overturns near West Salem

Small amount of fuel spilled, cleaned up

Fuel tanker overturns near West Salem

WEST SALEM, Wis. (WKBT) - Traffic was blocked Monday morning in the town of Hamilton, near West Salem, after a fuel tanker tipped over and began leaking.

The tanker was traveling south on County Highway M when the driver lost control and the vehicle entered a ditch north of Erickson Road. The driver was able to pull the truck back onto the highway, but overcorrected and the tanker overturned, blocking traffic from both directions.

A small amount of fuel leaked from the tanker, but was cleaned up and contained by the West Salem Fire Department.

The driver was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. He was also ticketed for Inattentive Driving.

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