Truck Crash Shuts Down I-94 for Hours

By: Chris Herzog
By: Chris Herzog

Most of the time, I-94 is a quick way to get where you're going.
But on Friday, the interstate looked more like a parking lot.
That's because early in the morning, a tanker truck overturned near osseo.
The semi was hauling a load of phosphoric acid.
The State Patrol says the driver of the truck lost control about five Friday morning.
The truck ended up in the median, but luckily, officers say none of the acid leaked out.
Traffic was shut down in both directions for several hours, causing delays and detours.
The patrol says 44-year old Clifford Sanders of Illinois was hurt in the crash, and taken to a hospital.
After off-loading the acid to another tanker, crews were able to move the truck and open up the highway to traffic around five Friday evening.
"It's a corrosive, the way I understand. And it's just a, it's a material that has to be treated in a certain way, and we keep it as safe as possible, and that's what we need to do", Sgt. Jerry Voight said.
Sergeant Voight says many other roads near the site of the crash were also shut down, causing delays in and around Osseo.
Troopers say they're still trying to figure out what caused the crash.
But Voight did tell us only the tanker truck was involved in the crash, and no other vehicles.


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