Propane truck overturns; driver slightly injured


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GREENWOOD – Delaware State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash Monday morning involving a Pep-Up propane truck on Beach Highway east of Greenwood in which the driver sustained minor injuries.
The incident occurred around 8:11 a.m. as Ben E. Fulton, 62, of Georgetown, was operating a 2011 Peterbilt Pep-Up propane truck westbound on SR16 just west of Hunters Cove Road.
Investigation revealed as the truck entered a slight curve, both right side wheels left the pavement onto the soft shoulder. The operator overcorrected to the left causing the truck to overturn on the passenger’s side, state police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier said.
Mr. Fulton, who was properly restrained, was transported by EMS to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released. He was cited with inattentive driving, Cpl. Fournier.
SR16 eastbound and westbound lanes were closed in the area of the crash for approximately three hours as hazmat teams from DelDOT and Pep-Up worked to contain the diesel fuel spill. There were no reports of propane leaking, Cpl. Fournier said.

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