Driver in Mass. tanker fire cited for speeding

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 30, 2014 at 10:36 am •  Published: January 30, 2014
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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — State police say the driver of a tanker truck carrying 11,000 gallons of gasoline that flipped over and burst into flames on a Fall River highway this week was going too fast.

Police announced Thursday that 46-year-old Lisa Korch of Danielson, Conn., was cited for driving at a speed greater than reasonable and a marked lanes violation.

The rollover and fire on Route 24 at about 7:15 a.m. Monday sent thick black smoke into the air, shook nearby houses, and brought four lanes of traffic to a standstill for about three hours. Several homes were evacuated as a precaution.

The driver was pulled from her cab by a passer-by and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The truck was heading north and preparing to exit at the time.



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