No spill when tanker truck overturns
TOWN OF NEWARK--A truck driver was trapped in his cab and treated for injuries, but none of the liquid carbon dioxide he was hauling leaked when the truck overturned west of Beloit around 3:40 a.m. Friday.
The semitrailer truck overturned on Highway 81 just east of Olson Road.
The driver, Brian Lamont, 33, of Monroe, was trapped in the cab, and emergency workers spent about one hour and 15 minutes extracting him.
Lamont was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville with serious but non-life threatening injuries, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Highway 81 was closed about two hours while emergency crews worked on scene. Work continued to remove the truck after the highway opened.
No citation was issued immediately, but an investigation continued.