Accident Causes Fuel Spill

Photo by John Payne

SELMA – Just before 8:00am Tuesday, a car collided with a fully loaded wheat-hauling tractor trailer at the intersection of US 301 and US 70 in Selma.

The collision tore open the truck’s right-side saddled tank, spilling approximately 50 to 60 gallons of diesel fuel onto the highway.

Photo by John Payne

Westbound lanes of US 70 were diverted south onto US 301 for about 90 minutes before the roadway was fully reopened.

Selma Police investigated the two vehicle accident. Police and the NC DOT provided traffic control. A DOT crew spread sand at the intersection.

Photo by John Payne

The Selma Fire Department and Johnston County Emergency Management also responded.


  1. This brings to mind a question.

    Why are there no ramps between the US 70 flyover and I-95? No doubt this accident and many others could have been avoided.

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