Holtsville road reopens after tanker truck crash

Police said the driver of the passenger vehicle

Police said the driver of the passenger vehicle which was involved in an accident with a tanker truck in Holtsville needed to be extricated, but said that driver was not seriously injured. (April 1, 2013) Photo Credit: David Rubin

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An accident between a tanker truck and a vehicle outside the Northville fuel depot closed Union Avenue in Holtsville for cleanup of leaking gasoline Monday morning, Suffolk County police said.

The crash occurred at 4:14 a.m. and closed the road between Avenue C and Morris Avenue, police said.

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Police said the tanker truck was leaving the terminal when it was T-boned by a 2005 Chevy. The driver of the truck was not injured. The driver of the car, identified by police as Vincent Sanita, 26, of Selden, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

About 10 gallons of fuel spilled. The road was closed for nearly five hours for cleanup of that spill, and the truck driver was issued a ticket for an equipment violation.

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