Military truck carrying 1.9K gallons of fuel overturns on I-40 West

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LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two people were taken to the hospital after a military fuel truck carrying 1,900 gallons of diesel fuel overturned on Interstate 40 West late Thursday morning.

Emergency officials confirmed to News 2 the truck rolled off the road near the Lebanon exit, landing on its top, just before 10:45 a.m. Click here to see photos from the scene.

The two people inside the military type tanker were not seriously injured, but were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

Authorities contained the fuel after much of it spilled in the crash and eventually stopped more from leaking.

The right westbound lane is expected to remain closed until at least 8 p.m. while crews clear the scene.

Further details have not been released.