Rollover closes SR 12

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE First-responders stand near a truck that rolled on SR 12 Tuesday afternoon.

FOSTORIA — SR 12, east of Fostoria, was closed for about three hours Tuesday due to a dump truck that rolled onto its side.

Trooper Christopher Kiefer of State Highway Patrol said Daniel P. Brown, 60, of Clyde, was driving a 1989 Ford dump truck southwest on SR 12. A vehicle in front of Brown was waiting to turn left, and Brown swerved to miss hitting it, he said.

Kiefer said the dump truck went off the right side of the road, went across CR 47, nearly made it back onto SR 12 and overturned. The truck lost its load and struck a manhole cover, he said.

Chief Bob Dible of Kansas Volunteer Fire Department said the truck was hauling soil, which spilled onto the ground. He estimated 5 gallons of diesel fuel leaked, and the crew used a floor absorbent to clean it up.

“(Assistant Chief Jim Reinhart) shut the fuel lines off,” he said.

Kiefer said Brown was wearing a seatbelt and was being cited with failure to control. He was not transported to a hospital.

SR 12 was closed between TR 45 and CR 592.

Seneca County Community Emergency Response Team assisted with the road closure.

Personnel from Fostoria Fire Division, Kansas Volunteer Fire Department, the city of Fostoria, State Highway Patrol and Madison Motors assisted. The accident occurred about 3 p.m.