Tanker crash kills 1, shuts down busy freeway in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Part of a major highway around Columbus has been shut down by a fuel spill that resulted from a deadly crash

Interstate 270 is closed in both directions on the northeast side of the city after a tanker truck overturned Monday night, killing the driver. Multiple media outlets report that a hole was torn in the tanker and caused it to leak about 3,000 gallons of the gasoline it was hauling.

Fire officials say the cleanup could keep the section of freeway closed into Tuesday afternoon.

Police tell The Columbus Dispatch
it's unclear what caused the accident. No other vehicles were involved and no one else was hurt.

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