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Idaho semi crash causes gasoline spill

Sun., Sept. 20, 2009, 4:14 p.m.

U.S. Highway 95 north of Sandpoint was closed for around nine hours today, following the wreck of a tractor-trailer that spilled 2,000 gallons of gasoline and forced the evacuation of two homes.

The Idaho State Police said the wreck, just north of Coburn/Culver Road, occurred about 6:45 a.m. today. Donald Eskue, 47, of Deer Park, was driving a Kenworth tractor-trailer pulling two tanks; he left the roadway and the rear tank overturned and ruptured, ISP said.

No one was injured, although two nearby homes were evacuated during the cleanup, ISP said.

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