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Truck overturns in Maxatawny

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:33:02 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 11 2013 06:01:22 PM EDT

The driver of a tanker truck was rushed to the hospital after the vehicle rolled onto its side Wednesday afternoon.


Emergency crews are on the scene of an accident involving an overturned tanker truck.

The accident was reported shortly after 2 p.m. on Krumsville Road, near Long Dam Road, in Maxatawny Township, just outside Kutztown.

The truck was hauling approximately 2,000 gallons of spent motor oil when it rolled onto its side, said state police, who noted that none of the oil spilled from the truck.


The driver of the truck was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown for unspecified injuries, police said.

Authorities are directing traffic around the scene.