Toppled Tanker Spills 2,900 Gallons of Kerosene

By Ashley Brown
|  Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010  |  Updated 8:00 PM EDT
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A kerosene tanker overturned in Upper Marlboro, Md., spilling 2,900 gallons of fuel on the roadway.

A kerosene tanker overturned in Upper Marlboro, Md., spilling 2,900 gallons of fuel on the roadway.

Authorities in Prince George's County, Md., are trying to figure out what caused a fuel tanker to overturn Tuesday afternoon in Upper Marlboro.

Police said the tanker flipped over in the 14000 block of Croom Airport Road, leaving 2,900 gallons of kerosene spilled all over the roadway.

The tanker driver is identified as a 52-year-old man who left the scene with non-life-threatening injures.

The truck was cleared from the road, but crews were still cleaning up on Tuesday evening.

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