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Diesel Fuel Spilled in Crash on Jefferson

The Joliet Fire Department had to be called in to clean up 70 gallons of lost fuel, Joliet police said.

A mid-intersection collision between two cars and a truck Monday left 70 gallons of diesel fuel spilled on Jefferson Street and Houbolt Road, Joliet Police Cmdr. Rich Demick said.

The accident occurred at about 9:40 a.m., with each of the vehicles attempting to make turns from three different directions, Demick said. It's not clear who was at fault, and no tickets have been issued as the police continue to investigate.

The worst aspect of the crash was cleaning up the spilled motor fuel, which was done by the Joliet Fire Department, Demick said. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency also had to be on hand to ensure the cleanup was handled correctly and no environmental damage occurrred, he said.

The drivers did sustain some minor injuries but all were treated at the scene, he said.

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gojo February 13, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Again, idiots either on their phone texting, or driving way tto fast, or both.
keepinitreal February 14, 2013 at 02:47 AM
There go the gas prices again!

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