A man sustained minor injuries when his semi carrying vegetable oil crashed through a guard rail and overturned in a ditch alongside the Ohio Turnpike Monday morning. Clyde Fire Department and the Ohio Highway Patrol responded to the scene around 6:15 a.m.

Monday after the semi crashed through the guard rail near the turnpike’s milepost 96 and rolled down a ditch that leads to County Road 232. “It was a tanker truck carrying 47,000 gallons of palm oil, which is like a vegetable oil,” Clyde Fire Chief Craig Davis said. Davis said the the tanker containing the oil remained intact after the crash, but 60 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the semi’s gas tank. The truck came to a rest in a ditch near County Road 232 where utility crews were working on a power line project. Davis said there were no other injuries to report from the crash. The driver of the semi was not yet identified.

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