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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Friday fuel leak
A truck loaded with tile left Interstate 40 in Cocke County on Friday, resulting in a fuel spill. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the 5:10 pm incident occurred in the eastbound lanes near the 446 mile marker during a rainstorm. The 2003 Freightliner, operated by Predrag Rasuo, 39, Greensboro, North Carolina, began to slide in the Bluffton Curve, and the driver lost control. When the rig left the right side of the interstate, it rolled before coming to rest on the driver's side. The Cocke County Sheriff's Department, Newport Rescue Squad, First Call EMS, Cocke County Emergency Management and the Cocke County, Grassy Fork Volunteer and Cosby Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene. A quantity of fuel leaked into a drainage ditch but was contained. Firefighters say some of the contaminated soil will be removed to prevent runoff into the nearby Pigeon River, and cleanup continued into this morning. Rasuo sustained scratches and bruises but did not require medical treatment. Eastbound traffic was slowed in the area for several hours.


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