Diesel fuel ends up in I-94 ditch after truck accident near Casselton – InForum

CASSELTON, ND – About 30 gallons of diesel spilled into a ditch along Interstate 94 when a semi-truck crashed on Tuesday, June 4.

According to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, a semi-truck with an empty trailer was traveling westbound on Tuesday around 2 p.m. when it left the roadway. When entering the ditch the semi-trailer separated from the semi-trailer.

Casselton Fire and Fargo Fire implemented hazardous materials containment measures to prevent diesel spilled in the crash from spreading into surrounding waterways. Traffic on I-94 was reduced to one lane for about two hours while crews removed the truck.

The driver of the semi-truck, Scott Pettingill, 56, of Trinity, Florida, was charged with driving under suspension, speed limit violation and required caution, the Highway Patrol said.

There were no injuries in the crash, the Highway Patrol said.

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