(Carpio, ND) -- On November 12, 2021, North Dakota Highway Patrol says a tractor trailer crashed and spilled nearly 3,000 gallons of hydrocarbon liquid in the town of Carpio. A resident of the town says cleanup began just this Monday.
The resident lives on the property where the hydrocarbon spill took place, and says her property is about 100 yards from the Delacs River in Carpio. She says the driver was traveling on a nearby highway, slid, and crashed in the resident's front yard. The driver sustained injuries and was taken to a Minot Hospital.
The resident says testing crews were drilling well bores in their front yard to test for soil and water contamination on Monday. The resident also stated that State Environmental Health and the Office of Emergency Services officials will be on the scene Friday to investigate the extent of the damage and further test the well bores.