Tanker crash may have injured driver overnight

Posted on: 5:42 am, February 14, 2014, by , updated on: 05:44am, February 14, 2014

STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY (KPLR) – A late-night accident in Ste. Genevieve County blocked traffic on Interstate-55 in both directions for a time.

A fuel tanker collided with another vehicle, and exploded. The accident happened just before midnight Friday on southbound I-55 in Bloomsdale.

The tanker driver may have been critically injured. Environmental crews were called to the scene, in case fuel leaked from the tanker.