Jul 9, 2011 5:40 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert
JEFFERSON COUNTY - Our sister station 9 News in Denver is reporting that emergency workers are trying to clean up fuel spilled into a creek by a semi-truck that rolled on US 285 Saturday morning. Colorado State Patrol says the semi rolled into Turkey Creek just south of Indian Hills around 9:21 a.m.
CSP says the HazMat crew has been called out because fuel from the truck's gas tank has leaked into the creek.
Troopers on scene say the truck lost control around a curve and went through the guardrail into Turkey Creek. The truck was carrying sawdust, which troopers say is helping to soak up some of the fuel
Two people were extricated from the semi with moderate, non-life threatening injuries, according to troopers. One person was taken to St. Anthony's Central, and the other was taken to Swedish Hospital.
Troopers have shut down one northbound lane of US 285 at South Turkey Creek Road while the spill is being cleaned up. Troopers say they will have to shut the highway completely down on Saturday to remove the semi, but there is no word on when that will happen.
The crash is still under investigation.
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