Spill Contained After Car, Tanker Collide On Route 12
The driver of a car that rear-ended a tanker truck on Route 12 south of Watertown will face no charges.
The accident happened around 7:45 a.m. Friday between Cook and Archer roads in the town of Rutland.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, 56 year old Anthony Oddie pulled out of his Route 12 driveway and drove east.
Deputies said Oddie told them the sun's glare prevented him from seeing the tanker truck parked in his lane.
Oddie slammed into the back of the truck, officials said.
The truck began to leak tack, an oil-based bonding agent, which was going to be used in a road-paving operation by Barrett Paving.
Officials said 25 gallons of the substance were spilled.
Department of Environmental Conservation officials responded the scene to remove the chemical.
Oddie was taken by ambulance to Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown for treatment of chest and hip pain.
Sunday, May 19, 2013, Watertown, NY
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