Tanker Truck Flips, One Hurt

Tanker Truck Flips, One Hurt by Shelley Hanson, September 2, 2012, The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
The noise was created by the crash of a large tanker truck hauling natural gas fracking lubricate – clay and mineral oil – on W.Va. 88 at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Lou Vargo, Wheeling-Ohio County Emergency Management Agency director, said the truck lost its brakes, causing it to smash through guardrails, trees and into a creek. … The truck then toppled over, coming to rest on its side, the fracking fluid leaking into the creek. Firefighters placed booms and oil-absorbing pads in the water to soak up the lubricate that appeared thick and black. “My first thought was, where are the boys?” Williams said, referring to his son Frankie, 8, and his son’s cousin, Collin, 7, who had been riding their bikes in the yard minutes before. … “It missed the pool by 10 feet,” Williams said of the tanker.

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