Tractor trailer crash spills fuel, causes minor injuries in Havre de Grace

A tractor trailer spilled diesel fuel and two people were taken to the hospital Friday night after the trailer and a car collided on Havre de Grace's Route 155, under the CSX railroad bridge.

The truck spilled 150 gallons of diesel fuel and the two people in the car were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries at about 9:40 p.m., Susquehanna Hose Company Chief Scott Hurst said Monday.

The car, a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, was going east on Route 155 when it collided with the truck, whose driver was turning onto Route 155 from Ohio Street, Havre de Grace police spokesman Officer Jeff Gilpin said.

The driver and passenger of the car, identified as Ralph Perry Jr. and David Jones, both of the 300 block of North Stokes Street, were taken to Harford Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, Gilpin said.

The truck, a 2009 Freightliner, was driven by Vladimir Brown of Palm Coast, Fla.

The Harford County Hazmat Team responded upon reports that one of the trailer's saddle tanks was leaking.

Crews quickly contained the spill via a portable hazmat pool, according to the fire company's website.

"We contained three-quarters of it," Hurst said of the diesel fuel spill, noting the crash was at the bottom of the steep hill on Route 155 at Ohio Street, a common place for trailer accidents.

The road was opened back up just before midnight, a little over two hours after the accident, Gilpin said, because of the "phenomenal" work of the Susquehanna Hose Co. and the hazmat crew.

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