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.
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.