April 14, 2024

Pulaski tanker truck crash spills thousands of gallons of milk

A tanker truck hauling milk crashed at the intersection of Highways 80 and 914, just outside Somerset earlier this week.

According to the Somerset-Pulaski County Special Response Team, around 4,500 gallons of milk spilled.

A dam was made to contain the majority of the milk from going into a storm drain and then into a local stream. Officials said milk of this quantity is a danger to aquatic life, as well as bacteria issues, so it was treated as a hazard.

The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.