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Driver safe after tanker truck crash in Aiken County

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FOX54 has learned the driver of that nitrogen truck has been identified as Stanley Speir, 59, of Lenoir City, Tennessee.

North Augusta Public Safety officers tells us that he has been transported to GHS Medical Center in fair condition.

Our crew is still at the scene and will bring you updates as they come in.

UPDATE: Crews on the scene tell FOX54 the driver of the tanker truck is still trapped inside. Fuel is leaking from the truck, but there is no sign of leaking liquid nitrogen. A crane is on the scene to flip the truck back on its wheels. Our crew is being moved a half mile down the road for fear of an explosion during the flip.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Crews are working a crash in Aiken County involving an overturned tanker truck.

Witnesses near the scene tell FOX54 a liquid nitrogen tanker truck has crashed at Palmetto Parkway and the I-20 interchange.

No word on whether anything is leaking from the truck at this time. There is very little information right now. FOX54 has a crew on the way to the scene and will pass along any new information as we get it from officials.

Please try to avoid the area if at all possible.

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