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Sanitation truck collision injures 2, spills fuel
Sanitation truck collision injures 2, spills fuel

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Highway 70 East was finally re-opened to all lanes of traffic late Monday afternoon after an 18-wheel tractor trailer from the Hot Springs Sanitation Department was removed following an accident just east of the Highway 70 East rest area.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that the driver of a minivan apparently crossed the centerline and hit the tractor trailer head on, sending it into a ditch where it rolled over.  The Sanitation driver, Greg Green, was injured and transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and released.  The minivan driver was more seriously injured and also transported to a hospital.

The fuel tank on the tractor trailer was torn off on impact, and city sand trucks spread sand on the accident site, which was closed to traffic for most of the day.  The fuel spill was fully remediated in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM).  A crane, ordered from Searcy, removed the tractor trailer.         


Source: City of Hot Springs release