Weyburn and Radville RCMP members were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover involving a semi tanker truck on Thursday at 3:43 p.m, approximately five miles south of Ceylon on Highway 6. Pangman EMS and Fire also responded to the scene.
The 59-year-old male driver from the United States, was ejected from the cab of the truck and sustained injuries requiring immediate medical attention. Pangman EMS transported him to Regina hospital for medical treatment.
The tanker truck which was carrying diesel fuel at the time experienced some leaking. The Saskatchewan Spill Control Centre and the Provincial HAZMAT Coordinator were contacted to assist. Upon arrival at the scene, Pangman Fire assisted with preventing further fuel spill. Additional oilfield service resources were successful in off-loading the remaining diesel fuel.
Early on Friday morning, the tanker trailer was off-loaded and remained at the scene. It had not been determined how much fuel spilled from the tanker trailer, however the majority of the tanker load was recovered.
As the entire vehicle had rolled off of the highway, there was no need to close the highway, and traffic was able to flow through the area without any major delays.
Recovery of the heavily damaged tanker truck and trailer took place on Friday and there were delays experienced by motorists in the area. The police investigation remains ongoing at this time and the cause of the accident has not yet been determined.