A fuel tanker spilled roughly three to 6,000 litres of fuel late Tuesday after losing control on a rural Manitoba highway.
The accident happened at about 10:30 p.m. on PR 280 about 50 kilometres west of Gillam.
RCMP say the tanker was travelling eastbound when it met an oncoming vehicle at the crest of a hill. The truck caught the edge of the road and ended up on its side in the south ditch. The oncoming vehicle didn’t stop.
The 46-year-old truck driver from Grand Rapids suffered minor non-life threatening injuries.
As of Wednesday morning, PR 280 was still closed between Split Lake First Nation and Gillam while environment officials cleaned up the scene.
Police are still investigating.