The driver of this truck received minor injuries after it careened off the highway. (Quesnel RCMP Photo)

Semi-truck crashes down 200-foot embankment off Highway 97

The truck also spilled diesel fuel into Cuisson Creek

The driver of a semi truck escaped with minor injuries after his transport truck skidded off Highway 97 and down a 200 foot embankment near Alexandria.

According to a Quesnel RCMP news release, the truck’s trailer jackknifed and crossed the centre line before entering the ditch at around 8:45 on Monday, Jan. 25.

“It is very fortunate that the transport truck did not collide with a northbound vehicle prior to entering the ditch,” said Sgt. Richard Weseen of the Quesnel RCMP. “We want to remind drivers to slow down and drive appropriately for the weather and road conditions.”

The truck did not roll over, but a small amount of diesel fuel leaked into Cussion Creek. The RCMP have notified the Ministry of the Environment of the spill.

The truck and trailer did not roll over, but the fuel tank ruptured and leaked some diesel into the creek. The Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Environment have been notified of the spill.

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