Tanker Rolls Over In Mountainous Area of US Highway 14A
A tanker hauling 5,500 gallons of latex crashed and rolled at mile post 71 on US 14A approximately 25 miles east of Lovell on September 09th at 7:50 in the morning.
The driver of the 2012 Volvo tractor, 59 year old Dennis Spurbeck of New Philadelphia, Ohio, was negotiating a curved section of the highway with a 10% downgrade.
Troopers on scene are investigating brake failure as the contributing factor in the crash as the truck's speed became too great for the downgrade which caused the truck to trip and roll.
The crash caused one lane of travel to be closed.
The load of latex is not considered to be hazardous material, but emergency responders were able to contain the latex that was leaking from the tanker as the crash scene was approximately 150 feet from a water source.
Mr. Spurbeck did sustain minor injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to Lovell, Wyoming for treatment.
Charges against Mr. Spurbeck are pending as the investigation continues.
Information Courtesy: The Wyoming Highway Patrol