gas tanker rollover

Photo: Idaho State Police ISP District 2 (@ISPCentralIdaho)

GRANGEVILLE - On Tuesday, July 27, at approximately 5:08am, Troopers with the Idaho State Police responded to an overturned fuel tanker truck that was leaking fuel northbound on US95 near milepost 251 between Grangeville and Cottonwood.

Police say 53-year-old Brian H. Heywood, of Spokane, was driving southbound on US95 in a 2018 Peterbilt semi-truck, pulling fuel tanker trailers.

After the initial investigation, police say Heywood fell asleep as he entered a left hand curve and went off the right hand shoulder. The tanker trailer detached from the semi and rolled into a field, coming to rest on its top.

Approximately 4,000 gallons of gasoline was spilled from the trailer into the field. The company, Jacksons Energy, contacted a hazmat cleanup crew out of Tri-Cities, Washington.

The driver was cited for inattentive driving. He was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.

US95 was blocked intermittently throughout Tuesday. There were no passengers in the vehicle.