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STOW, Ohio (WJW) – A semi-truck driver died early Friday morning after his tanker carrying gasoline rolled over and caught fire.
Crews found the tanker truck, which was carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline, upside down when they arrived on the scene near Steels Corner and Graham Road at around 1:30 a.m., according to a release from Stow police.
“We heard the first one and then within a few seconds, maybe 20 seconds, we heard the second and we heard a series of about seven of them and they were house-shaking explosions, they rattled the windows, the floors, everything and it was quite a jolt,” resident Matt Doepker said.
“My thought was, are they going to be able to contain that, what all is going to be damaged, how far is it going to spread?” Brittany Doepker told FOX 8.
Stow firefighters extinguished the fire with the help of Cuyahoga Falls, Kent, Hudson and Valley Fire Departments.
Below is video sent to FOX 8 from Matt Doepker.
The southbound highway was shut down during the morning rush hour. Only one lane reopened for a good portion of the day.
Stay with FOX 8 for more on this developing story.