Deadly truck fire: Tanker carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline explodes on Stow highway (video)

Published: Oct. 28, 2022 at 5:06 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A tanker truck hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline overturned and caught fire just after 1:30 a.m. on Friday along State Route 8 in the Stow area.

Police and firefighters from Stow and other local law enforcement agencies responded to the scene at of the deadly rollover incident on State Route 8 at around 1:30 a.m.

The first crews to the scene found the fully-involved tanker upside-down on the highway between Steels Corners Road and Graham Road.

The male truck driver, who has not yet been publicly identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Video obtained through a public records request to the Ohio Department of Transportation shows the explosion as it happened.

Both directions of State Route 8 were closed for several hours.

The Ohio Department of Transportation reopened the northbound lanes reopened at around 4:30 a.m.

All southbound traffic on State Route 8 was diverted from the highway until around 8:30 a.m.

Members of the Environmental Protection Agency were requested to the scene of the deadly truck fire to determine if there were any potential contaminations.

Stow police said the scene was cleared at 3:45 p.m., and all lanes of traffic and ramps have since been reopened.