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Overturned Gasoline Tanker Closes Road

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Published on Oct 22, 2013

PINER, Ky (WKRC) -- Dixie Highway is closed due to an overturned gasoline tanker which is leaking. People are being asked to stay inside during the cleanup.Kenton County Police say the tanker crashed on US 25 near the Kenton and Grant County lines around noon on Tuesday. The truck driver says he swerved to avoid another car at the time of the crash. Police say he will not be charged. The driver did suffer some minor injuries. He was taken to the hospital.The truck was carrying 8,000 gallons of gasoline. About 300 gallons leaked out of the tanker. Crews are using foam to stabilize the gas. The crash also brought down live power lines. They are no longer live.Police say the road will be closed for several hours. There is currently no access to Old Lexington Pike or Derby Drive. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.Local 12 will bring you more information as we get it.

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