Highway Dangers in Memphis: I-55 and Exploding Fuel Tanker Trucks

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Just last week, I-55 was closed to northbound traffic after a gas tanker truck ran into a guardrail near Crump Blvd, causing two of its tanks to explode. No injuries were reported in the recent crash. Investigators determined that the driver was traveling over the speed limit and failed to properly navigate the curve in the highway. Memphis’ I-55 was the stage for a similar crash in March of this year as well, when two semi-trucks and one fuel tanker truck collided. The tanker was carrying 8600 gallons of gas; reports estimate 50 to 75 gallons leaked after impact. I-55…

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