Fuel Tanker Accident 

On 01/25/19 at about 0859 hours, Officers responded along with AFR to the report of an accident involving a semi truck fuel tanker at Chambers and Smith Rd.   

Investigation indicated that a semi truck was NB on Chambers Rd when the trailer hauling diesel fuel detached from the semi while going over the railroad tracks at the location. One of the drip lines from the trailer ruptured, which resulted in a spill of about 3 gallons of diesel fuel. After detaching, the trailer came to rest on the railroad tracks.  

All four directions for the intersection of Smith and Chambers, had to be shut down. Also, traffic for the RTD A-line and Union Pacific Railways, had to be stopped.  

The trailer had to be towed from the location and fire personnel cleaned the spilled fuel.  The driver of the truck cooperated with the investigation and was charged with Spilling Load on a Highway.

There were no injuries, and no other involved vehicles.  The intersection was opened up and rail traffic resumed at about 1035 hours. 

Sgt. Chris Carleton
Aurora Police Traffic Investigations

Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org On 25 January, 2019 at 12:31 PM  

 
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