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Tractor-trailer crash causes chemical spill

Published On: Feb 02 2014 10:14:48 AM MST
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COCOLALLA, Idaho -

A tractor-trailer carrying ammonium nitrate overturned in northern Idaho, killing the driver and spilling 500 gallons of liquid fertilizer near Cocolalla.
    
Idaho State Police say the crash occurred about 1 p.m. on U.S. 95 when 62-year-old John M. Moody of Peck drifted off the roadway onto the right shoulder.
    
Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler tells the Bonner County Daily Bee (http://bit.ly/12ppRTk) that crews arrived to clean up diesel and ammonium nitrate that collected in a ditch.
    
Wheeler says a second tractor-trailer arrived to remove the remaining material from the overturned vehicle.
    
The highway remained closed about seven hours but no homes had to be evacuated.