Driver injured when tanker rolls

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Rescue crews work at the scene of a tanker rollover on US 23 Wednesday afternoon.

ALVADA — A man was hurt when the tanker he was driving rolled on US 23 Wednesday afternoon.

NBS EMS District took Andrew Nichols, 29, of Michigan, who had non-life-threatening injuries, to Wyandot Memorial Hospital in Upper Sandusky, according to NBS Joint Fire District and State Highway Patrol.

A witness said the tanker was traveling south on US 23, said Trooper Mark Sorg of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol. The tanker went off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned, he said.

The semi rolled onto its passenger side in a field.

Pat Mack, assistant chief of NBS Joint Fire District, said the tanker was full of liquid propane but did not leak. Another tanker from the same company was sent to offload it, he said.

Nichols was not cited at the scene, and Sorg said he did not know whether Nichols was wearing a seatbelt.

Personnel from NBS EMS District, NBS Joint Fire District, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and State Highway Patrol responded to the scene.

Traffic was reduced to one lane as crews worked at the scene of the accident, which occurred about 12:45 p.m.