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HAZMAT crews clean up after tanker truck carrying jet fuel runs off road

Tyler Police, Tyler Fire and HAZMAT responded to the scene of a wreck involving a tanker truck that ran off the roadway on Commerce and Loop 323.

According to Tyler Fire PIO Paul Findley, about 700 gallons of jet fuel were released onto the ground, from the truck that can hold up to 7,500 gallons. There is some fuel out on the ground still, but it has been stopped from going further into the woods.

The environmental impact is unclear at this time. A third party is coming to clean up the fuel that did leak out of the tanker.

The truck was en route to Delek Refinery. Findley says there will be an investigation.

It is believed the wreck was caused by a distraction. The driver will be cited for failure to maintain a single lane. Part of the truck hit the guardrail initiating the leak.

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