Hazmat called to overturned tanker on Woodlawn Road, driver to face charges

EDGEFIELD COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – A tanker driver in Edgefield County is facing charges, after his truck overturned.

Highway Patrol says Robert Cooke was going around a curve on Woodlawn Road, when he ran off.

That is when the tanker tipped over, leaking gas onto the highway.

Now, Cooke is charged with driving too fast for conditions.

The road is still closed for cleanup, so please avoid the area if possible.


EDGEFIELD COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – The driver of an overturned tanker, in Edgefield County, is recovering in the hospital tonight.

A spokesperson for South Carolina Highway Patrol says Robert Cooke, of Evans, was going around the curve and ran off Woodlawn Road.
The tanker tipped over and leaked an unknown amount of gas onto the highway.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is currently at the scene transferring the gas into another tanker.
Cooke was transported to Augusta University Medical Center for minor injuries.
He is expected to be okay.
At this time traffic is being rerouted, please avoid the area if possible.
Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 to bring you the latest in this developing story. 

EDGEFIELD COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – Crews are currently responding to an overturned tanker truck on Woodlawn Road at the McCormick County line.

We’re told that it is currently spilling thousands of gallons of fuel.

A call has been put in for a hazmat team to responds to the scene.

NewsChannel 6 has a crew on the way to the scene.

Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 to bring you the latest in this developing story. 

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