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Tanker Crash Breaking Alert

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BARTLETT, TN (WMC/KAIT) - A nursing home in Bartlett was evacuated this morning after a tanker truck overturned on Appling Farms Road between Ellis and Highway 70.

Region 8 News can confirm that the tanker is a Star Transportation vehicle, which was dispatched from Jonesboro.  We have also confirmed that the driver of the vehicle is ok.  Officials said the tanker was hauling approximately 8,500 gallons of unleaded gasoline.  It overturned when one of its tires slipped off a narrow stretch of road.

More than 100 patients from The Kings Daughters and Sons Home are being moved to a safe location as a precautionary measure while fuel is offloaded from the tanker into another vehicle.

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We'll have more on this including a live update on Midday and additional information tonight at 5.

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