Truck crashes, spills liquid fertilizer

Truck crashes, spills liquid fertilizer

Credit: Oregon State Police

A commercial truck carrying 46,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer crashes near Brothers, Oregon

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 19 at 12:47 PM

BROTHERS, Ore. -- The Oregon State Police say a small amount of the 46,000 pounds of liquid fertilizer spilled from a wrecked rig southeast of Bend in Central Oregon.

The police say a truck pulling a tanker-trailer Wednesday night near Brothers drifted onto a gravel shoulder of U.S. 20 and rolled.

The driver was 54-year-old Glen Mitchell of Bastrop, La. He was unhurt. The police say he was cited for failing to maintain a lane.

Hazardous materials workers responded and found little of the fertilizer leaked from the damaged trailer.

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