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Sugarcreek Crash Closes Roads Due To Corn And Diesel Fuel Spills

July 19, 2013

State Police officials say the Thursday morning closings of Route 322 and Patchel Run Road in Sugarcreek Borough were the result of a crash between a tractor-trailer and a minivan after which some 23 tons of cracked corn and more than twenty gallons of diesel fuel needed to be removed from the roadways.

The crash occurred shortly before 2:30 AM on State Route 322 near the intersection with Patchel Run Road.  Route 322 was closed until mid-morning, and Patchel Run Road did not reopen until early Thursday afternoon.

Investigating state troopers say the accident occurred when a minivan, operated by a man identified as Joshua Harman, left Route 322, traveled back onto the highway, and struck a tractor-trailer loaded with corn.  The corn hauler rolled onto its side and spilled its load.  In addition, a diesel fuel leak was created in one of the rig’s saddle fuel reservoirs.

Harmon was transported to an Erie hospital.  The tractor-trailer driver, identified as Arthur Tarleton, was treated for more minor injuries at UPMC Northwest in Cranberry.

The State Police say charges are pending against Harman.

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