A fuel tanker and SUV collided Monday morning near Selma. The collision was reportedly just before 10:00am at the intersection of Highway 96 North and Old Beulah Road about a mile north of Selma.
The rural intersection has a four-way stop sign. No fuel spilled from the tanker, which was carrying 7,000 gallons of diesel, but the saddle tank on the semi was ruptured in the crash spilling about 100 gallons of diesel fuel.
The Selma Fire Department responded and sprayed foam on the fuel spill to prevent a possible fire.
Two people in the SUV were injured, one seriously. Both were taken to Wake Medical Center.
The driver of the tanker sustained minor injuries but declined transport to the hospital.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the NC Highway Patrol. Photos courtesy ABC 11