Fuel Tanker Overturns

A fuel tanker hauling approximately 8,800 gallons of gasoline overturned Thursday afternoon in northern Johnston County.

The crash occurred on Highway 96 near Davis Road in the Corinth Holders community.  The truck driver ran off the roadway to the right, into a ditch and overturned on its side.

No fuel spilled from the tanker. The highway was shut down for several hours while the gasoline was transferred to another truck.

The Corinth Holders Fire Department, Johnston County EMS and Johnston County Emergency Management responded to the scene.

The NC Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Photos by John Payne