According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a driver who was transporting toxic soil from the East Palestine railroad incident crashed.
As a result of the collision in Columbiana County, the truck overturned.
According to the preliminary investigation, the commercial vehicle was headed north when it veered off the right side of the road, impacted a ditch and a utility pole, and eventually crashed, according to a press release from the authorities.
Here is a tweet below confirming the news of MARIA on their official Twitter account:
⚡️A truck carrying 18 tons of contaminated soil from a train wreck in East Palestine crashed and overturned in Ohio's Columbia District. It's not even funny anymore pic.twitter.com/c5UBgKxNgd
— MARIA (@its_maria012) April 11, 2023
According to sources, the vehicle was transporting 40,000 pounds of hazardous material from the derailment cleanup site.
20,000 pounds, or about half, of the soil leaked from the truck.
The release added, “According to the Ohio EPA, the incident was confined and not a hazard to adjacent waterways.”
The truck driver was cited for driving a vehicle without reasonable control and had minor injuries, according to the authorities.
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