Overturned Propane Truck Closes Road For Hours


Frankford – The Delaware State Police are investigating a crash south of Frankford that involved an overturned propane truck, Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said the incident occurred around 11:09 a.m. Wednesday October 11, 2017 as a 37-year-old Georgetown man was operating a 1994 Chevrolet Kodiak propane truck (Pep Up Inc.) southbound on Pepper Road just south of Lazy Lagoon Road. For undetermined reasons, the operator drifted off the west side of the road and began to overturn coming to a stop in a yard of a private residence, said Fournier. A small portion of the propane began to leak before another employee that was close by was able to seal the leak.

The 37-year-old operator was able to free himself from the wreckage and was slightly injured, but refused medical treatment.

Delaware Department of Natural Resources (DNREC) also responded to the scene to assist with cleanup of the spill.

State Troopers are continuing their investigation into this incident and no charges have been filed at this time. Pepper Road south of Lazy Lagoon Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Image Credits: Delaware State Police

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