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Accident Causes 70-Gallon Fuel Spill

December 26, 2016, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated December 26, 7:08 AM
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Hilo’s Puainako extension. Photo by Nate Gaddis.

The Hawai‘i County Fire Department responded to an accident on Dec. 25, 2016, at 1:54 a.m. at the Puainako extension, just before Mile Marker 4 in Hilo.

Upon arrival, first responders found an overturned delivery truck down an 8-foot embankment.

The driver self-extricated.

An estimated 70 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the truck’s fuel tank.

HFD along with Ken’s Towing mitigated the situation.

The Hawai‘i Police Department is investigating the accident.

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