UPDATE: Fracking Truck Driver Cited; Brine Not Found in Ditches or Streams

By: Abbie Schrader Email
By: Abbie Schrader Email
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UPDATE 9/2/2014 4:50 PM

Some new details involving the fracking truck that crashed Monday morning in Reno.

Officials from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency were out on scene Monday overseeing the clean up after a tanker truck went off the road, flipping over an embankment and crashing into a home.

The truck was hauling a brine mixture and after testing, the EPA says the spill was contained and it did not run into any ditches or streams.

They will continue to take samples.

As for the driver of the truck - Gregory Butler - he suffered non-life threatening injuries.

He is charged with failure to control and not wearing a seat belt.


UPDATE 9/1/2014 4:15 PM

One man is seriously injured after the tanker truck he was driving flipped over an embankment, rolling down a hill and crashing into a home.

It happened just before 10:00 Monday morning on Bear Run Road in Reno, just before the intersection with County Road 9.

Officials on scene say the tanker truck was headed toward the intersection when the driver went off the side of the road and flipped down the embankment before coming to a stop when it hit the home.

Fracking material that officials are calling brine at this time did leak from the truck and went underneath the home.

Pat Garrett and his wife were inside sleeping when the truck hit.

"We heard a loud bang and thought it was a rock or something off the hill, looked out my bedroom window and saw the truck duals. Well we both jumped out of bed and we saw the driver laying in the yard so we went out to help him out and called 911," he says.

Both Garrett and his wife were uninjured and he says so far there is no major damage to his home except for the corner where the truck hit.

The driver was taken to Marietta Memorial.

The extent of his injuries is unknown right now.

The Ohio EPA and ODNR are investigating the spill.


UPDATE 9/1/2014 1:45 PM

Authorities say the driver of a fracking truck was taken to the hospital following an accident Monday morning.

It happened at County Road 9 and Bear Run Road in Washington County.

The truck ran off the road, went over a hillside and hit a house.

There were people home at the time but they were not injured.

Officials on scene say the driver of the truck has non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say brine did leak from the truck as a result of the accident.

The ODNR and Ohio EPA are investigating.


Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says authorities are responding to an accident involving a fracking truck.

He says the truck is leaking fracking material.

It happened at County Road 9 and Bear Run Road.

We have a reporter on the scene and we'll bring you more information as it becomes available.


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