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Rollover causes minor injury, chemical spill

The driver of a tractor-trailer combination pulling tandem trailers received minor injuries Tuesday night in a Barton County rollover that required Hazmat Response Inc. to clean up a chemical spill.

According to Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, BCSO deputies were dispatched to an injury crash around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of NW 60 Ave., where they located the overturned vehicle.

According to reports, Jacob T. Millsap, 28, of Great Bend, was driving. The vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons. He over-corrected and it came back onto the roadway, overturning in the west ditch.

Millsap was treated at the scene by the Great Bend Fire Department EMS.

“The trailers were hauling mixed freight including corrosive substances,” Bellendir said. “Hazmat Response Inc. was called to the scene to mitigate the chemical spill.” The roadway was closed for several hours and Hazmat was still on the scene Wednesday morning.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the GBFD/Emergency Medical Service and Hazmat Response Inc.