7,000 gallons of gas spill after 2-semi crash on U.S. 30


Story and photos by WNLP’s Mike Kellems

At about 7:30 Monday morning (March 1), emergency responders received a report of a semi crash on U.S. 30 at Thompson Street near the town of Hanna.

Upon arrival fire, EMS and law-enforcement crews found that a semi truck traveling east rear-ended another semi truck that was hauling 9,100 gallons of gasoline, according to Jeff Hamilton, coordinator of La Porte County’s Hazmat team. Hamilton said about 7,000 gallons of the highly volatile fuel leaked from the tanker, which is the primary reason why U. S. 30 was closed for several hours beetween U.S. 421 and Ind. 39.

The two drivers were transported to Northwest Health – La Porte with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

Emergency units responding included Hanna Township fire, Noble Township fire, La Porte County EMS, La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police, and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

One Response to “7,000 gallons of gas spill after 2-semi crash on U.S. 30”

  1. Joe

    Mar 01. 2021

    Looks like the next load for the driver of the white semi will be some resumes to drop off at the career fair.

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