Fuel leaks into Carroll Co. field following crash


CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A dump truck crash caused fuel to leak into a Carroll County bean field Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened just before 1 p.m. on State Road 29, about one mile north of Deer Creek. A flat front tire on the passenger’s side caused the truck to swerve into the bean field.

As the truck left the road, the fuel line was cut and diesel fuel leaked into the field. Officers said it could have been much worse.

“The driver did a remarkable job for a dump truck that is that size,” Deputy Michael Thomas said. “For the right steer tire to blow and to be able to keep it up going through the ditch and out into the field, I think he did a remarkable job.”

Thomas also said the spill was contained and managed by Carroll County EMA.

“Our Carroll County Emergency Management director came, he assessed it, and stated it looked like everything was taken care of,” Thomas said.

There were no injuries reported.

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