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Truck Driver Charged After Diesel Spill In La Vergne

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LA VERGNE, Tenn. – A truck driver has been arrested after rupturing a fuel tank and spilling 50 gallons of diesel fuel across roadways from La Vergne to Nashville.

Around 2 a.m., La Vergne Police responded to a separate call at the Kroger on Murfreesboro Road when they noticed a strong smell of gasoline, and found a large amount of fuel in the roadway and pooled in a field on Madison Square Drive.

Emergency crews tracked the spill to the TA Truck Stop on Old Hickory Boulevard at Interstate 24 in south Nashville. Approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled.

La Vergne Police charged 33-year-old Ames Larrysharn with leaving the scene of an accident. They said he hit a storm culvert, stopped to remove the cover his vehicle which had ruptured the fuel tank and left the scene with fuel pouring from his truck.

Police urged morning commuters to be cautious as they work to clean up the spill as diesel fuel is very slick, and can make the roads slippery.

Roadways affected with the largest amount of spilled fuel include Madison Square Drive in La Vergne and the intersection of Nir Shreibman Boulevard and Murfreesboro Road.

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