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Tanker truck wreck snarls I-81 traffic

DUBLIN — One lane of Interstate 81 was shut down for almost 12 hours Tuesday following a tanker truck wreck just south of Exit 98 near Dublin.
It took nearly an hour for rescuers to cut 33-year-old Marvin William Bostic from the cab of his 2007 International Eagle tanker.
However, State Police Trooper William Murphy said, Bostic, of Cedar Bluff, did not receive any life-threatening injuries.
Murphy said several witnesses indicated the 8:25 a.m. wreck occurred when vehicles in front of the tanker slowed quickly to avoid a dog that ran from the median to the right shoulder of the southbound lanes.
The tanker truck ran into the median, struck an embankment and overturned, trapping Bostic inside the cab.
Murphy said Bostic was hauling a near-full load of diesel fuel for Buchanan Oil Company in Abingdon.
Murphy estimated 100 gallons leaked from the truck, which was a total loss.
No charges were filed in connection with the accident.
Murphy estimated it was around 7 p.m. Tuesday before the truck was removed and both lanes of traffic were reopened.

Tanker truck wreck snarls I-81 traffic

DUBLIN — One lane of Interstate 81 was shut down for almost 12 hours Tuesday following a tanker truck wreck just south of Exit 98 near Dublin.
It took nearly an hour for rescuers to cut 33-year-old Marvin William Bostic from the cab of his 2007 International Eagle tanker.
However, State Police Trooper William Murphy said, Bostic, of Cedar Bluff, did not receive any life-threatening injuries.
Murphy said several witnesses indicated the 8:25 a.m. wreck occurred when vehicles in front of the tanker slowed quickly to avoid a dog that ran from the median to the right shoulder of the southbound lanes.
The tanker truck ran into the median, struck an embankment and overturned, trapping Bostic inside the cab.
Murphy said Bostic was hauling a near-full load of diesel fuel for Buchanan Oil Company in Abingdon.
Murphy estimated 100 gallons leaked from the truck, which was a total loss.
No charges were filed in connection with the accident.
Murphy estimated it was around 7 p.m. Tuesday before the truck was removed and both lanes of traffic were reopened.