An overturned tanker tangled traffic throughout the day Thursday, March 25.
According to Tennessee Highway Patrol’s preliminary incident report, Robert Lowe was driving a 2019 Peterbilt with a tanker partially filled with gasoline on the exit ramp from State Route 84 to State Route 111/West Main Street in Livingston around 6:30 a.m. Thursday.
According to a witness, the truck slowed to approximately 5 to 10 mph and slowly pulled to the right shoulder on the exit ramp, and then continued to travel into the grass where it went down an embankment and overturned, with the cab coming to rest in Town Creek.
“The tanker was partially filled with gasoline but it did not appear the tank was ruptured,” the THP report states.
According to Livingston Fire Chief Rocky Dial, there was leakage coming from the tanks of the tractor.
A hazardous materials team was called to the scene and spent the day into the night mitigating the spill.
The scene was cleared around 9:30 p.m. that night.
According to reports, Livingston Police Officers John Smith and Zach Glover helped Lowe out of the truck.
Lowe, 25, of Monticello, KY, who was wearing a seatbelt, was treated for minor injuries.
The incident was investigated by THP Trooper Darren Butler.