VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind (WTHI) – Vermillion County Sheriff Deputies arrived at 2:20 am Friday morning at the intersection of SR 63 and SR 163. A 1999 Mercury passenger car driven by Brent Frazier 46 of Clinton was found damaged, in the median and a large amount of diesel fuel spilled on the roadway. A 2008 Volvo semi belonging to USF Holland and driven by Brandon Williams 38 of Winslow Indiana was located in the emergency lane just north of the intersection with a fuel tank ruptured.
According to officials, Williams was northbound on SR 63 in his semi and had a green light when he was hit in the driver’s side fuel tank by Frazier that ruptured the driver’s side fuel tank, spilling approximately 130 gallons of diesel onto the roadway and sending Frazier into a spin and into the median.
No injuries were reported in the accident, however SR 63 North remained closed for approximately an 1 ½ hours due to the spill. Crews were able to get the passing lane of NB 63 reopened and the driving lane remained closed until just after 7:00 AM.
Frazier was ticketed for Disregarding a lighted signal as well as Fail to yield the right of way causing the accident.
Hazmat crews from Indianapolis had to be called to the scene to clean up the mass amount of fuel spilled.