Tanker Crash Spills Fuel
A fuel tanker overturned on Connestee Road around 11 a.m. Friday and spilling about 100 gallons of fuel into the ground.
Firefighters say the tanker belonged to Henderson Oil Company and was driven by 59-year-old Billy Jones. Troopers say Jones told them he lost control of his brakes and went off the road. They have not charged Jones at this time.
Firefighters say the damage to nearby homeowners should be minimal.
"We probably had 50-100 gallons on the ground that we was able to catch, very little in the ground so far. I think we've got leak contained, once company comes in they can take top layer of soil off and do a test but I think we're in pretty good shape," said Connestee Fire Rescue Chief Keith Owen.
Jones was transported to Transylvania Hospital and then airlifted to Mission Hospital. No word on his condition at this time.