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70 gallons of fuel spilled in Beaumont big rig collision

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A Google Maps screenshot of the intersection of Highway 60 and Western Knolls Ave., where officials say a big rig crashed and spilled about 70 gallons of fuel this morning.

A tractor-trailer collided with a tree Monday morning, spilling approximately 70 gallons of diesel fuel off a Beaumont roadway. Cause for the crash is under investigation.

According to Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson, the crash was reported shortly after 9:30 a.m. at westbound Highway 60 and Western Knolls Avenue. The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

County hazardous materials and environmental health crews devoted one or two hours on the scene to clean up the spill. 

No lane closures were reported, said a California Highway Patrol dispatcher. Traffic flow in the area is currently normal.

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