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Tanker truck overturns on Highway 395

LIND - A tanker truck and trailer carrying hydraulic oil overturned on U.S. Highway 395 at Milepost 75, 19 miles south of Ritzville, shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, spilling oil into the median and onto the southbound lanes.

Both lanes were blocked until shortly after 4 p.m.

The driver was headed northbound on U.S. Highway 395 when he allegedly looked up at something on the hillside, crossed the median, and overturned on the southbound lanes.

Both the driver and passenger were able to climb out of the vehicle uninjured.

Lind Fire and Rescue responded, along with the Washington State Patrol, state Department of Transportation and Department of Ecology.

For the full story and photos, please see the June 23 issue of The Ritzville Adams County Journal.

Author Bio

Katie Teachout, Editor

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Katie Teachout is the editor of the Ritzville Adams County Journal. She has more than a decade experience covering Eastern Washington, including the Upper Kittitas Valley, the Methow Valley and Okanogan and Ferry counties.


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