A truck that was responsible for carrying 40,000 pounds of contaminated soil from East Palestine, Ohio — where a train carrying hazardous materials crashed in February — overturned on Monday.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said that roughly half of the soil that was on the truck ended up spilling along the highway.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the vehicle's 74-year-old driver, Phillip Falck, had gone off the right side of the road, hit a ditch and utility pole and overturned.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found the truck "on its side, off of the right side of the roadway.".
The soil onboard the truck was from the site in East Palestine where a Norfolk Southern train went off the tracks on Feb. 3 as it was carrying numerous hazardous substances.
"The grand opening of the East Liverpool City Hospital East Palestine Clinic represents our continued commitment to this community," Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said in a release.
"We realize that the people of East Palestine need long-term support, and they deserve another primary care option close to home. »