Gasoline tanker spills load on Highway 40 |

Gasoline tanker spills load on Highway 40

DENVER (AP) ” A portion of U.S. 40 remains closed in Grand County early Thursday after a gasoline tanker truck rolled over near Hot Sulphur Springs.

The Colorado State Patrol says the accident occurred about 11:25 p.m. Wednesday when the truck driver lost control on a left hand curve, went off the road and hit a guardrail.

The truck continued off the road and rolled onto its top, spilling most of its load of 8,000 gallons of regular unleaded gasoline.

Trooper Gilbert Mares says it doesn’t appear any of the fuel has leaked into the Colorado River.

The truck driver, 44-year-old Kevin L. Spriggs of Denver, was taken to Grand Medical Center in Granby, then airlifted to St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver.

Mares says Spriggs’ injuries don’t appear to be life threatening.

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