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Tanker truck crash closes Hwy 126 east of Leaburg; expect delays

A tanker truck hauling 11,000 gallons of fuel crashed Tuesday morning, closing Highway 126 east of Leaburg, Oregon State Police said. (OSP)

LEABURG, Ore. - A tanker truck hauling 11,000 gallons of fuel crashed Tuesday morning, closing Highway 126 east of Leaburg, Oregon State Police said.

The driver suffered "moderate" injuries, police said. He was taken by amublance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

Police identified the driver of the 2007 Kenworth fuel tanker as Robert Reynolds, 31, of Hines, Oregon.

The crash was reported around 6:40 a.m. at milepost 21 near Greenwood Drive.

Police said the truck and trailer drifted off the shoulder off the highway and overturned.

The wreckage came to rest against some small trees, police said.

Both the truck and tank started leaking fuel. A hazmat team is on scene working to contain the spill, police said.

A detour is set up on Greenwood Drive. Motorists should expect a detour for most of the day. | CHECK TRAFFIC CONDITIONS

"One lane of the road is expected to open late this afternoon after the fuel and truck are removed," Oregon DOT said Tuesday morning. "One lane of the roadway will be closed for the next several days for environmental cleanup."



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