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Fuel spilled in Hwy 1 wreck, big rig driver ticketed

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The 18-wheeler's fuel tank was ruptured in the crash, and an unknown amount of diesel spilled on the ground. (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriffs Office) The 18-wheeler's fuel tank was ruptured in the crash, and an unknown amount of diesel spilled on the ground. (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriffs Office)
The road closure is expected to last a couple of hours while crews clean up the spill.  (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriffs Office) The road closure is expected to last a couple of hours while crews clean up the spill. (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriffs Office)
CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

An 18-wheeler wreck in north Caddo Parish has resulted in a fuel spill and shut down an intersection and at least one lane of Hwy 1.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. Deputies say a northbound P.A.M. Transport truck driver failed to yield while making a left turn from Hwy. 1 onto Hwy. 2. A southbound Dodge pick-up was struck, sending the pick-up's driver, Steve McKenna Jr., to the hospital.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured. He's been identified as Gary David Auch, 51, of Omaha, Arkansas. Auch was ticketed for failure to yield.

McKenna, 54, of Oil City, was transported to North Caddo Medical Center by North Caddo EMS.

Lt. Michael Gray, of the Caddo Sheriff's Traffic Safety Unit, said the 18-wheeler's fuel tank was ruptured in the crash, and an unknown amount of diesel spilled on the ground. The intersection at Hwy. 1 and Hwy. 2 is closed during clean up. One lane of Hwy. 1 is also closed.

The Caddo Sheriff's Office Patrol Division, Traffic Safety Unit, and Hazardous Materials Unit are all on the scene, as well as Caddo Fire District #7 and the Department of Transportation.  

The road closure is expected to last a couple of hours while crews clean up the spill.

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