A tanker truck overturned in East Columbus Monday morning, slowing traffic at the busy intersection of Tuscaloosa Road and West Lehmberg for more than 12 hours as cleanup crews worked the wreck. Tesonski Webber told Columbus Police he took the left turn coming off the bypass “a little fast” and tipped his tanker, filled with glass mat resin, onto it’s side on the northeast corner of the intersection around 10 a.m. Monday.
The resin in the tanker is primarily used in the manufacture of roofing materials.
Webber, who drives for Tampa-based Quality Carriers, was able to crawl from his rig and was quickly checked on by several passer-bys who witnessed the wreck. Columbus Fire arrived on scene and determined the tanker was not leaking, and Tesonski was medically cleared. Waters Truck and Tractor was called to the scene to attend the rig, but was held on standby until the contents could be pumped into another tanker and HAZMAT crews officially cleared the scene. The truck was finally overturned around 11:30 p.m. that evening.0