EAST GREENWICH TWP. — Firefighters and an ambulance crew were dispatched at 11 p.m. Monday for a commercial vehicle crash on Interstate 295 North at Exit 18.
According to the fire department’s Facebook page, a tractor trailer loaded with frozen food had overturned coming up the ramp. The driver had gotten himself out with minor injuries, but the saddle tanks full of diesel fuel had ruptured.
Crews built an earthen dam to contain the leaking fuel.
Riehl’s Towing assisted with draining the remaining fuel from the tanks and uprighting the rig.
New Jersey State Police are investigating the accident.
East Greenwich and Greenwich township police, the Office of Emergency Management and the state Department of Transportation also were on scene.