Fuel truck crash closes US 60 east of Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Springfield emergency responders are working to put out a large fire in the median of US 60 near Rogersville.

Calls came in around 6:00 AM Monday morning of a fuel truck that was crashed in the median.

While one westbound lane on US 60 was at one point closed, all lanes are now open to traffic.

The driver suffered moderate to serious injuries.

People driving by the blaze reported that they could feel the heat from inside their cars.

Logan-Rogersville Fire Chief Travis Trent stated Several Thousand gallons of diesel and regular unleaded gasoline fueled the fire.

Firefighters had to transfer a tanker of foam material from Springfield Airport to gain control and eventually extinguish the flames.

Environmental groups are on the scene. Officials will have to dig out contaminants and refill the area with clean dirt once the fuel contaminated dirt has been cleared.

The cause of the crash is currently unknown. We will post more information as it becomes available.

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