WASCO, Calif. (KGET) — An accident between a white semi-truck and a red Ford Explorer was reported around 5:58 a.m. Friday near Kimberlina Road between Root Avenue and Poplar Avenue in Wasco, according to the California Highway Patrol incident page.
The semi-truck overturned landing on its side. It was hauling 7,200 gallons of red dye diesel, which leaked onto the road, according to CHP. Environmental Health was called to the scene.
According to CHP, the spilled diesel is contained to the dirt should and is not impacting the water ways.
The driver of the Ford Explorer suffered major injuries and was taken to a hospital. The driver of the tanker suffered minor injuries.