Tedder Road reopened after propane delivery truck wreck caused hours-long shutdown

Tedder Road reopened after propane delivery truck wreck caused hours-long shutdown
The cab of a propane delivery truck caught fire after an accident Wednesday on Tedder Road in Willard. (Source: Pender County Emergency Operations)
The cab of a propane delivery truck caught fire after an accident Wednesday on Tedder Road in Willard. (Source: Pender County Emergency Operations)
(Source: Pender County Emergency Operations)
(Source: Pender County Emergency Operations)

WILLARD, NC (WECT) - A truck carrying propane overturned Wednesday afternoon in Pender County, resulting in a road closure that lasted for hours.

According to Trooper Gall with the State Highway Patrol, the driver of the propane delivery truck was traveling northeast on Tedder Road near where it intersects with Jesse Moore Road shortly after 1 p.m. when he overcorrected after running off the right side of the road.

The truck ran into a ditch and turned over on the left side of Tedder Road, where the cab of the truck caught fire. Gall said the driver was able to get out of the truck and was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The fire was contained in the cab of the truck and did not reach the propane tanks.

Tedder Road was closed for several hours as crews got the propane out of the tanks that were on the truck, according to Gall.

There are no public safety or environmental hazards, according to an email from the Pender County Emergency Operations Center.

As of 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, Gall said he had not spoken with the driver so the trooper would not say if charges will be filed.

Copyright 2017 WECT. All rights reserved.