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Tractor-trailer wrecks, catches fire Tuesday

4/18/2017 4:20 p.m.

Staff Reports 

A tractor-trailer crashed and caught fire on Highway 27 South near Darlington Road Tuesday afternoon.

According to Rome Fire Department Battalion Chief Clete Bonney, “Basically, the driver lost control of the vehicle. He was traveling North on 27 South, went off the road and busted his side fuel tank that caught on fire and burnt the cab up. Fortunately, he was able to get out of the truck.”

As emergency officials arrived on scene the vehicle was fully engulfed and spilled an estimated 50 gallons of diesel fuel.

The driver was uninjured in the accident.