This transport truck was carrying a load of crude oil when its driver failed to navigate a turn south of Erskine last Friday

Despite massive damage truck remains whole, prevents oil spill

Charges are pending after a tanker truck hauling crude oil rolled off the road at a corner south of highways 11 and 12

Charges are pending after a tanker truck hauling crude oil rolled off the road at a corner south of highways 11 and 12 near Erskine on Friday morning.

The driver, a 31-year-old man from Erskine, was brought by EMS to Stettler Hospital, then Red Deer Hospital, where he was later released with non-life threatening injuries.

The truck, however, sustained severe damage, but managed to remain intact, preventing a spill of crude oil into the east ditch by the tight curve.

Investigation into the June 27 rollover reveals that while drugs and alcohol were not a factor, excess speed at the corner, which is rated for 65 km/h, was the cause.


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