Hazmat crew at double-semi crash, spill
Roughly 300 gallons of diesel fuel spilled
Last Updated: 105 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - On what one semi driver said was his last trip of the day, hazardous material crews were dispatched to the scene of a crash involving two semi trucks, a fuel spill and a massive fire.
The crash happened shortly after 2 p.m. Friday near Sam Jones Expressway and Bradbury Drive on the city's far west side.
Police on the scene told RTV6 that both semis were eastbound on Bradbury when one of the semis' drivers attempted an unexpected U-turn. The driver of the second semi, Curtis Head, 29, of the Anderson area, told investigators that's when both semis crashed against the guardrail in the westbound lanes of traffic.
Investigators said the diesel tanks on one or both of the semis ruptured and caught fire as a result of the crash.
The driver investigators were able to interview, Head, was not injured. However the other driver, the one who attempted to make a U-turn, suffered a cut on his head and was knocked unconscious.
Police said a good Samaritan pulled that driver out of his burning semi, and he was taken to the hospital. IMPD could not give information on his identity or condition at this time.
Curtis Head told us he was on his last trip of the day when the wreck occurred.
Investigators said roughly 300 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled.
RTV6 at 5 and this story will have exclusive video taken of the crash while both semis were still on fire.
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