Tanker Truck Rolls and Bursts Into Flame, Driver Escapes with Minor Injuries

Crews work to extinguish flames along CR 800 W. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

A truck driver is reported to have minor injuries after a tanker truck carrying approximately 7,700 gallons of ethanol alcohol rolled and burst into flames in western rural Kosciusko County Thursday evening.

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office said the call came in just before 6:30 PM for the incident that happened along County Road 800 West, northwest of Hoffman Lake. A witness on scene, who called 911, said the tanker drifted off the road and overcorrected, causing the rig to roll.

The witness stated after the tanker rolled, it burst into flames, catching fire to adjacent farm fields. The smoke could be seen high in the sky, and as far away as Bremen.

Cleanup continued into Friday morning.

Photo Provided: Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office