Tanker Truck Accident Near Fish Creek Road
MOUNDSVILLE – One man was taken by helicopter to a hospital after a tanker truck collided with a car Tuesday evening on W.Va. 2 near Fish Creek Road.
Marshall County Emergency Management Director Tom Hart said the accident occurred at about 6 p.m. According to Hart, residents within a half-mile radius of the crash were evacuated as a precaution after it was discovered the tanker was leaking toluene diisocyanate.
Hart said even though the leak was small, the protocol for an accident involving TDI, a potential carcinogen, is to conduct an evacuation.
Sheriff’s deputies and the Moundsville and Washington Lands volunteer fire departments responded.
W.Va. 2 was closed north of New Martinsville to just north of Fish Creek Road.