Tanker driver dies

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  1. Trucking in Tennessee

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    The Montana Highway Patrol says that a truck driver lost his life following a crash and explosion on Tuesday evening.

    The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. on January 12 about 40 miles south of Helena, Montana.

    Police say that a 34 year old Idaho-based tanker truck driver was southbound on I-15 near mile marker 156 when he overturned while rounding a corner, causing a leak, a fire, and an explosion.
    The truck driver passed away at the scene. His identity has not yet been released.

    Drugs and alcohol are not thought to be a factor.

    The Montana Highway Patrol says that the interstate was wet at the time of the crash and that the driver was believed to have been traveling too fast for the conditions.
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Wow . Yep that area of the highway has some tight turns that come up on u really quick plus a short little downhill section... there really is no warning either. It has taken me by surprise more than once ... RIP driver
     
  4. Phantom Trucker

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    That explains the detour the other night.
     
  5. scott180

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    Hazmat tankers get paid a premium for a reason.
    I've explained the difference this way.
    Other trucks overturn and it makes local news, a tanker overturns and it'll make national.
    At 34yo he was probably a family man. I hope his family survives their loss. RIP
     
  6. tommymonza

    tommymonza Road Train Member

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    Nothing fun about having a curve sneak up on you hauling smooth bores, though this fuel tanker was not ,their still terribly top heavy.

    RIP Driver.
     
  7. D.Tibbitt

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    I wouldnt be surprised if he fell asleep.
     
    tommymonza Thanks this.
  8. TankerP

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    I respected those yellow speed signs when I was driving tankers.
     
  9. D.Tibbitt

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    Yep.If i remeber correctly . It is 45 mph thru that area he crashed , if im thinking of the same place. The problem is right before it is 6% downgrade with not much warning beforehand, then it throws the 45mph curves at u all at once. If ur not paying full attention it will take u by surprise.
     
  10. Phantom Trucker

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    A little further down from that section with the grade, but you’re right about the speed. I drove by the scene today. He actually made it through the sharpest curve. Lots of guys bite it on the one just before where he did.

    It’s really unfortunate. Cell service sucks there; if you can even get it at all.
     
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