A stretch of Highway 6 between Haldimand and Greens Roads was shut down until late SaturdayA man, 37, has been charged with several careless driving offences after his transport truck crashed, spilling more than 16,000 kilograms of coal in Caledonia, Ont., on Saturday.
Ontario Provincial Police said the crash occurred around 8:15 a.m. when the driver, travelling southbound on Highway 6 near Greens Road, “failed to negotiate a curve,” causing the trailer of the transport truck to roll over.
Diesel fuel also spilled onto the highway in the crash, running into the nearby ditch, according to an OPP news release. Ontario’s environment ministry was notified.
The driver, of Stoney Creek, Ont., was not injured in the crash, the OPP said. He was charged with the provincial offences of careless driving, no clear view to front, failing to enter a minor defect in the daily inspection log, and failing to accurately complete the daily inspection report.
Police shut down a stretch of Highway 6 between Haldimand Road and Greens Road for several hours as officers investigated the crash and cleaned up debris.
The highway was reopened at about 9 p.m.
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Source: CBC News