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Rollover crash involving gas tanker shuts down I-95 in Pompano Beach

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – All lanes of Interstate 95 were shut down in both directions for hours Monday morning between Atlantic Boulevard and Sample Road due to a crash involving a gas tanker truck in Pompano Beach.

Copans Road was also shut down underneath I-95. All lanes have since reopened.

Sky 10 was over the scene around 6:15 a.m. as crews sprayed the truck with foam to prevent any fires.

Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesman Carey Codd said cleanup is underway and could take some time.

According to Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Yanko Reyes, a driver lost control of their vehicle in the northbound lanes and crashed into the tanker trailer.

He said the tanker rolled onto its left side and spilled about 9,000 gallons of fuel.

Reyes said the tanker also struck a light pole in the median, which fell onto the southbound side of the highway, causing a three-vehicle collision.

He said the driver who caused the collision and the driver of the tanker sustained minor injuries and were not hospitalized.

“The three drivers from the other cars on the southbound side were transported to the nearest hospital with unknown injuries,” Reyes said in an email.


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Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.