HazMat squad responds to crash in Lebanon, Va.

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An environmental cleanup is underway after a Toyota Prius rolled off a hill and crashed into a vacant trailer on Monday.  

According to Russell County Emergency Management officials, the Lebanon Police Department, Wrecker Service, and Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to a section of Barton Drive, where the vacant vehicle crashed into the trailer.  

According to officials, the trailer was dislodged from the foundation, the floor was separated from the structure and roughly 200 gallons of red kerosene was knocked over at the back of the trailer.  

Investigators say the connecting pipe ruptured from the tank, causing the kerosene to spill into a ditch.  

The National Response Center, the Virginia Emergency Operations Center, VDEM HazMat Specialist Scott Sproles and VDEM member Mark Kidd were also notified of the spill also responded to the scene.  

The red kerosene traveled almost 300 feet down the ditch line and under a driveway drain pipe before the flow could be stopped.  

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