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Tractor trailer hauling sulfuric acid rolls over on US-23

Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies were called out to a rollover crash involving a tractor trailer early Tuesday morning.

At approximately 3:34 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the area of Northbound US-23 and Center Road in Tyrone Township for a rolled over tractor trailer.

“Upon arrival the deputies found that the rolled over tractor trailer was hauling 44,000 gallons of sulfuric acid,” stated a press release. “The driver had minor injuries but had to be extricated from the cab.”

A preliminary investigation indicated that the tractor trailer, registered to KAG Leasing out of Canton, Ohio, was being operated by a 38-year-old Saginaw resident. The driver stated that he didn’t recall what happened prior to the crash.

The scene indicated that the tractor trailer crossed the entrance ramp for Center Road and shoulder before going off into the grass ditch and overturning, coming to rest on its roof. The driver was transported by EMS to Genysis hospital for minor injuries.

The driver was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the crash. The tanker was not leaking after the crash.

The freeway remains open with possible intermittent closure while the tractor/trailer is removed.

Deputies were assisted on the scene by Fenton Fire, Fenton City Police, Livingston County EMS, and MDOT.

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