FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Lee County deputy suffered minor injuries after a crash involving a tractor-trailer.
The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Michael G. Rippe Parkway and Briarcliff Road.
Fire crews were called to the scene to assist after it was determined a chemical was leaking from the truck's cargo load. Hazmat crews arrived around 9:30 a.m. to contain the spill and clean the roadway.
UPDATE: FMFD hazmat team has stopped the leakage. They’re now waiting for a professional chemical clean up company to remove the 6 barrels.— Alexandra Rangel (@alexandrafox4_) September 2, 2022
Expect partial lane closures on Briarcliff Road and Michael G Rippe for the next hours. @Fox4Now pic.twitter.com/7sD9mUxID4
The driver of the truck told us he was making a turn when the collision took place.
The crash remains under investigation.