State Police Identify Fuel Tanker Driver Killed In Crash

June 21, 2018 - 12:52 pm

WHATELY, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police have released the name of the driver of a fuel tanker who died in a crash on Interstate 91.

Officials say 47-year-old Jody Crosby, of Seymour, Connecticut, lost control of the tanker Wednesday afternoon while traveling through Whately (WAYTE'-lee) .

Police say the tanker veered off the road and rolled over.

Crosby was pronounced dead at the scene.

A small amount of gasoline leaked from the truck's ventilation system but the tank wasn't breached.

Authorities rerouted traffic for several hours as crews cleaned up the site.

A representative of Brown Bear Transportation, which operated the truck, declined to comment.