The scene of the crash. Photo by WHP.

(Hartville, Wyo.) – A crash of a commercial vehicle on WYO 270 north of Hartville, resulted in a spill of hot oil into a dry creek bed. The driver of this vehicle failed to negotiate a curve to the right and went off the west side of WY-270 at the top of the Hat Creek Breaks.

The tanker was carrying emulsion for a highway project near Mule Creek Junction. When the vehicle rolled the tanker trailer was breached and the product ran into a dry wash. There is no road blockage due to the crash and efforts to contain the spill and get the rest of the product off loaded are underway.

The driver was transported to by ambulance to the hospital in Lusk. Clean up efforts are being coordinated by the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Vehicle recovery will begin after the product is off loaded and/or contained.

–Provided by the Wyoming Highway Patrol

The spill. Photo by WHP.

The spill. Photo by WHP.

The spill. Photo by WHP.

The spill. Photo by WHP.