The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle commercial tanker rollover crash that occurred at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on Ohio 2, just west of U.S. 6 in Huron.
David Lee Demaagd, 68, of Spring Lake, Mich., was driving a 2007 Freightliner (conventional tractor) pulling a 2012 Walker (tanker trailer, containing milk) in the eastbound right lane when it drove off the road and into the median, causing the vehicle to roll over and come to rest on its left side, facing westbound, troopers said. The tanker trailer ruptured during the crash and spilled hundreds of gallons of milk into the median and onto the roadway. The diesel fuel tank on the tractor also ruptured, spilling diesel fuel into the median.
Demaagd sustained non-life threatening injuries from the crash and had to be mechanically extracted from the vehicle. Demaagd was transported from the scene by a Huron squad to Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. After arriving at Firelands, Demaagd was flown to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.
The eastbound lanes of Ohio 2 were shut down for about 4 hours while the spill was cleaned up.
Maag’s Towing removed the rig and tanker.
The crash is still under investigation. It is unknown as of now whether alcohol was a factor in the crash, troopers said.
Agencies that assisted troopers at the scene included the Huron Police Department, Huron City Fire/EMS, the Ohio Department Of Transportation (ODOT), Spill Tek and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).