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St. Petersburg semitrailer truck crash, fuel spill cleaned up

PINELLAS PARK — There were no injuries or environmental damage from an overturned semitrailer that spilled fuel onto a service road north of Gandy Boulevard on Wednesday, according to firefighters.

The Salvation Army truck was headed to a nearby dump when it lost control at a turn and flipped onto its side on 28th Street N around 12:10 p.m., according to the Pinellas Park Fire Department.

The truck had onboard about 150 gallons of diesel fuel that started to leak out, said Pinellas Park Lt. Gary Berkheimer.

The truck rolled over onto its left side but the driver managed to climb out. He declined medical treatment.

Firefighters and the Department of Environmental Protection determined that 50 gallons of diesel spilled onto the ground but there was no risk of the fuel leaking into or contaminating nearby storm drains or drainage ditches, authorities said.

Traffic was diverted around the area for about an hour while crews cleaned up the mess, Berkhemer said.

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