Gasoline tanker crashes, closes highway near Walnut Shade

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WALNUT SHADE, Mo. - A tractor-trailer tanker truck rolled over on U.S. 160 in northern Taney County late Friday morning. The truck hit several signs during the accident.

The crash was about 11:20 between U.S. 65 and Highway F. The truck was eastbound before the crash. Gasoline slowly leaked out of the tanker and had to be contained and cleaned up. The highway was closed during the cleanup to reduce the chances of fire or explosion.

Paramedics checked out the driver, who refused treatment at the scene but later went to a hospital in a private vehicle. He's Richard Holloway, 54, of Ash Grove, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's online report.