Tanker carrying liquid nitrogen overturns in Lake County, closing intersection

Crash reported at CR-455 and CR-561

A tanker overturns in Lake County.
A tanker overturns in Lake County. (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A tanker carrying liquid nitrogen overturned Wednesday in Lake County, prompting a traffic alert in the area.

The crash was reported at the intersection of County Road 455 and County Road 561.

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The driver of the tanker was airlifted to an Orlando hospital as a trauma alert patient, officials said.

Authorities later clarified that there was no leak associated with the crash.

State Road 19 can be used as an alternate route.

No other details have been released.


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