MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — A tanker carrying over 8,000 gallons of gasoline rolled over and caught fire Sunday night on Interstate 84 East in Manchester.
Troopers responded to the scene around 7 p.m. near Exit 60. State police said the tanker was traveling in the center lane when a Jeep Grand Cherokee moved from the right lane into the center lane, causing the tanker to hit the back of the Jeep. Both vehicles rolled over, and the tanker caught fire, troopers said.
The driver of the tanker, a 26-year-old man from Springfield, Mass., the driver of the Jeep, a 46-year-old woman from Enfield, and her passenger, a 37-year-old woman from Suffield, were treated for minor injuries. State police said all three were wearing seatbelts.
The driver of the Jeep was ticketed for driving with a suspended license and failure to maintain proper lane.
State police released dash-camera footage from the tanker to show the sequence of events.
The eastbound side of I-84 was closed between exits 59 and 60 for hours. Clean-up efforts were completed on Monday night.
Despite the size of the fire, there was minimal damage to the highway.