Driver dead after tanker truck carrying milk overturns in Montco

A tanker truck carrying milk overturned on a Montgomery County road early Thursday, killing the driver, police said. Officials said the tractor trailer overturned after it ran into a pole at about 2:55 a.m. on the 500 block of South Park Avenue in Lower Providence Township. Emergency responders found an overturned tractor trailer with the driver dead inside, police said.

Police identified the driver as Jeremy Marquette, 44, of Leesport, Berks County. The tractor trailer was fully loaded with milk, and the collision caused about 4,000 gallons of milk to leak from the tanker truck into a grassy area near the road and a nearby drainage area. Various TV news reports[1] showed images of the silver tanker lying on its side on the grassy area and a snapped utility pole, with downed wires in the area.

1 Dead In Overturned Tractor-Trailer In Lower Providence Township https://t.co/4M69dmYdrK[2]

— CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) May 18, 2017[3]

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection was notified and supervised the cleanup, police said. South Park Avenue was closed for hours in that area.

Published: May 19, 2017 — 9:50 AM EDT | Updated: May 19, 2017 — 9:51 AM EDT

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References

  1. ^ TV news reports (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)
  2. ^ https://t.co/4M69dmYdrK (t.co)
  3. ^ May 18, 2017 (twitter.com)

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  1. RT @truckerworld: Driver dead after tanker truck carrying milk overturns in Montco https://t.co/f0QcfwG73T #road #freight #cargo

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