BARTOW, W.Va. — The driver of a tanker truck is hospitalized after a spectacular crash of a fuel truck on Tuesday afternoon. The tanker hauling nearly 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel overturned about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday near the Bartow Intersection. The crash sent flames high into the air as the fuel tank ruptured.
A unknown amount of the diesel fuel spilled into the Greenbrier River. Environmental inspectors were on hand to monitor the leak and try to control the fuel. Officials say they do not believe the spill posed any threat to water treatment plants downstream.
A cause for the crash remained under investigation.