Incident: Diesel fuel spill
Interstate 55, milepost 25 to milepost 26
Date, time: Sept. 26, 7:15 a.m.
Person involved: Driver Allen E. Swenson, 73, Hutchison,
Assisting agencies: Lincoln Fire Department, Lincoln Rural
Fire Protection District, Logan County Sheriff's Department,
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Department of
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Narrative: Allen Swenson was southbound on Interstate 55,
driving a 2012 Freightliner and towing a 2010 Great Dane trailer. An
unknown object struck the fuel tank, causing a rupture. An estimated
30 gallons of fuel spilled onto the roadway. A single lane of the
roadway was closed until cleanup operations were completed.
[Text from file received from Illinois
State Police District 9]