JACKSON, Neb. | Crews drained milk from an overturned semitrailer that crashed into a creek near Jackson, Neb., on Tuesday. Diesel fuel had leaked into the creek.
The tanker, hauling 5,300 gallons of milk, went off the roadway in the 1200 block of Nebraska Highway 12, said Dakota County Sheriff Chris Kleinberg.
The crash was reported about 12:30 p.m.
The driver, Douglas Bourek, 32, Howells, Neb., was not injured.
The tanker, owned by United Transport, of Rogers, Neb., was going southeast on Highway 12 when it went off the road and into the creek. The front of the rig smashed into the embankment and the tank overturned. No other vehicles were involved.
The milk did not spill, but approximately 50 to 100 gallons of diesel fuel from the rig's ruptured fuel tank leaked into the creek.
Crews dammed the creek to prevent the spread of fuel. State wildlife and emergency management officials were notified of the spill, officials said.
No citations have been issued. -- Molly Montag