Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Wednesday, October 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 53° Partly Cloudy
News >  Spokane

Semitrailer spills dozens of gallons of diesel fuel in crash near Sprague Avenue

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 11:51 p.m.

About 50 to 100 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled five miles east of Sprague when a semitrailer crashed on Interstate 90.

Trooper Kyle Witt, spokesman for the Washington State Patrol, said the eastbound truck left the roadway at about 3 a.m. Monday near milepost 249 due to inattention by the driver. The truck rode a guardrail, Witt said, and then struck a bridge, coming to a rest and spilling fuel near a creek.

The Department of Ecology was on scene shortly after, Witt said. Crews were unsure if fuel entered the waterway that fed a nearby pond. Witt said cows from a local farmer use the pond for drinking water.

The passenger of the semitrailer was transported to a local hospital for neck pain. The driver was not injured.

Eastbound I-90 was partially blocked while crews cleaned up the wreckage. Traffic was not affected.

Subscribe to the Morning Review newsletter

Get the day’s top headlines delivered to your inbox every morning by subscribing to our newsletter.

You have been successfully subscribed!
There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email