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Truck carrying ethanol catches fire after crash in Kosciusko County

Photo courtesy of the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office

Photos courtesy of the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office

Photo courtesy of the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind.—A truck carrying thousands of gallons of ethanol caught fire after a crash on October 3, according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office.

A truck carrying about 7,700 gallons of ethanol alcohol dropped off the shoulder of C.R. 800 W, about a half mile north of C.R. 400 N just before 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The trailer disconnected from the tractor and both units rolled over multiple times, igniting a fire, according to police.

Burning fuel spread into a nearby field.

The driver of the truck was able to get out of the vehicle and suffered minor injuries.

The incident remains under investigation and the road will remain closed until further notice, according to the sheriff's office.

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