Car crashes into trailer, Hazmat crew called due to red kerosene spill

36 Barton Drive 2_1557855055232.JPG.jpg

Emergency crews were called to a vacant trailer in Lebanon Monday after a car crashed into the house, causing a pipe to rupture and spill hundreds of gallons of kerosene in a ditch.

Jess Powers with Russell County Emergency Management said Hazmat crews were called to the house on Barton Drive. 

According to Powers, an unoccupied Toyota Prius rolled down a hill and crashed into the trailer. The trailer was knocked off its foundation, causing the floor to separate from the structure. 

The crash also caused a tank with approximately 200 gallons of red kerosene to tip over at the back of the trailer, which spilled into a ditch. 

Powers said the kerosene ran almost 300 feet down the ditch, under a driveway drain pipe before crews could stop the flow.

An environmental cleanup contractor is expected to be hired by the vehicle owner’s insurance company today, Powers said.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss