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Crash involving oil truck blocks traffic for three hours

April 06, 2007|by DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lincoln Way West in Hamilton Township, Pa., was blocked for about three hours Thursday when a collision caused a truck hauling heating oil to overturn.

The accident happened a few hundred yards west of Warm Spring Road at 1:09 p.m., said Kevin Carmack, assistant chief of the Franklin Volunteer Fire Co. A Dymond's Heating Oil Co. truck was westbound when it was involved in a collision with a tow truck, he said.

A third vehicle, a car that was westbound, also was involved, but was not badly damaged, Carmack said. All three drivers were uninjured, he said.

The truck spun around, rolled onto its right side and came to rest facing east. The accident did cause a leak of home heating oil, which Carmack said was cleaned up by a private contractor.

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Firefighters left the scene about 3:30 p.m., Carmack said. While the road was blocked, traffic was detoured around the crash site onto Warm Spring and Frank roads.

Pennsylvania State Police were investigating the accident.

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