tanker truck crash News

Governor Declares Emergency for July Los Angeles Freeway Damage

More than two months after a tanker truck crash and subsequent fire damaged a Los Angeles, Calif., freeway interchange, Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency to free up funding to finish repairs. The governor issued the declaration …

Speed Factor in Minnesota Tanker Truck Crash

Authorities say speed apparently contributed to last week’s crash in Hibbing, Minn., of a tanker truck carrying 40,000 pounds of an explosive material. The 62-year-old driver from Virginia, Minn., was trying to turn off a highway into the entrance of …

20 Years in Prison for Texas Wrong-Way Drunken Driver

A Fort Worth jury has decided a drunken driver travelling the wrong way on an interstate highway last year when he slammed into a tanker truck, killing the truck driver, should spend 20 years in prison. Louis Nieves received the …