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Driver dies after truck flips over in Muscatine

Posted on: 9:17 am, May 22, 2013, by

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A driver died after a single vehicle accident on Highway 22 in Muscatine, Iowa.

According to the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office, a tanker truck was heading westbound on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 around 2:30 p.m. when the truck went out of control and flipped over, ending up in a ditch.

Police say the driver, 57-year-old Gary Lenz was pronounced dead at the scene.

Highway 22 was closed for about four hours.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources arrived to supervise clean-up of fertilizer that was leaking from the truck. The leak caused minor ground contamination.

Iowa State Patrol is continuing to investigate the incident.

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