October 21, 2018

Two-vehicle crash results in fuel spill, minor injuries

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MOFFATT TWP. — A collision between a car and semi May 24 resulted in one person being transported from the scene with non-life-threatening injuries and close to 60 gallons of fuel being spilled into a nearby ditch.

Arenac County Sheriff James Mosciski said the incident occurred when the driver of a four-door Buick traveling south on M-76 reportedly crossed the centerline around 1 p.m., colliding with a semi traveling northbound. Both vehicles came to rest on the east side of the roadway, and the crash caused a fuel tank on the semi to leak heavily, spilling fuel into the ditch.

The driver of the Buick was transported from the scene via Arenac County MMR with non-life-threatening injuries, Mosciski said. An environmental cleanup crew was contacted to contain and clean the fuel spill.

The sheriff’s department was assisted at the scene by the Moffatt Township Fire Department, MMR, Sunrise Side Towing and D & N Towing.

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NorthernMichiganGuy

One lucky person in the vehicle. Hopefully it wasn't because of a cell phone. Am concerned on this because of where this accident happened. The spill of fuel hopefully was contained because the ditch it happen in empties into the the Rifle River.!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Report this
cmfire

Not likely to even come close to the Rifle, as the spill was in a non flowing area of the ditch.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Report this
NorthernMichiganGuy

Hopefully it was contained. This area is in a wetlands...Few days ago I saw a family of canada's with goslings fifty feet from where this happened.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Report this

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