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Truck rolls over, spills diesel in Hinckley Township

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    A truck rolled into a ditch on Center Road in Hinckley on Monday causing the diesel from the gas tank to spill into the ditch.

    ALYSSA ALFANO / GAZETTE

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    A truck rolled into a ditch on Center Road in Hinckley on Monday causing the diesel from the gas tank to spill into the ditch.The truck bed and the cab had to be lifted out of the ditch so that a team could come out with machines to remove the diesel fuel from the area.

    ALYSSA ALFANO / GAZETTE

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    A truck rolled into a ditch on Center Road in Hinckley on Monday causing the diesel from the fuel tank to spill into the ditch. It took two cranes to lift the truck out of the ditch and get the wheels down on the ground. The truck landed with its wheels up so it had to be turned before it could be loaded onto a flatbed.

    ALYSSA ALFANO / GAZETTE

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HINCKLEY TWP –– A truck rolled into a ditch on Center Road on Monday afternoon, leading to a diesel fuel leak that closed the thoroughfare during a cumbersome cleanup.

The truck was completely overturned in the ditch. The cab had become unattached from the trailer and was stuck underneath.

According to Hinckley Fire Chief Jestin Grossenbaugh, the driver was able to get out of the truck with minor injuries.

“He didn’t even need to be taken to the hospital,” said Grossenbaugh. The driver, whose identity was not available, was checked out by EMTs on scene.

The truck was empty as it was on its way to Hinckley to pick up a load and there were no other vehicles or people involved in the rollover.

Before the diesel could be cleared from the ditch, the cab and the trailer had to be removed. Two heavy-load recovery trucks with cranes worked to lift the overturned trailer back onto the road and onto its wheels.

After it was lifted out, it was placed onto a flatbed truck. Afterward, a hazmat team along with members from the Medina County Emergency Management Agency came out to asses the situation of the diesel fuel spill from the truck.

“We have the Medina County Emergency Management Agency here,” Grossenbaugh said.

“They’re talking to the (Environmental Protection Agency) about getting some kind of vac truck in here.”

The rollover is under investigation.

Contact reporter Alyssa Alfano at aalfano@medina-gazette.com.
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