Crash on Route 222 in Richmond damages tractor trailer's fuel tank, causes spill

RICHMOND TWP., Pa. - A two-vehicle accident resulted in the spill of approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel on Route 222 in northern Berks County.

The accident happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday on Route 222 North, near Route 662, in Richmond Township.

A tractor trailer sideswiped a truck that was in the center lane, attempting to turn left into the Hess Express gas station, police said.

No one was injured in the accident, but the impact damaged the tractor trailer's fuel tank, resulting in the spill of about 100 gallons of diesel fuel, police said.

Travel was slowed through the area while firefighters and various state agencies cleaned up the spilled fuel, police said.

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