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Diesel spill temporarily shuts down Hwy 68 in Rhea

SPRING CITY, RHEA COUNTY (WRCB) - A diesel spill shut down a stretch of Highway 68 between Spring City and Crossville Tuesday.

Authorities say the tanker veered off the highway and went down a steep embankment.

As a result of the crash, about 2,000 gallons of diesel leaked onto Grandview Mountain.

The driver of the truck was trapped.

He had to be pulled from the wreckage and airlifted to an area hospital.

The road reopened shortly after 2:00 p.m.

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