Oil tanker truck rolls over Sunday in Menominee

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MENOMINEE, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: The Menominee Police Dept., Menominee Fire Dept., Michigan State Police, Menominee County Sheriff’s Dept., EMS, and ERS were dispatched to the area of the intersection of U.S. Highway 41 and Highway M-35 for a semi-truck rollover.

A semi tanker, traveling from Canada to Wisconsin, rolled over as it turned from Highway M-35 onto U.S. Highway 41 upon entering the city of Menominee, Michigan. The tanker was filled with liquid whey. The semi tanker had an approximate weight of 80,000 pounds.

Gene’s Towing from Escanaba, Michigan attempted to flip the semi tanker upright but was unsuccessful. The tanker was then emptied of it’s load of whey on scene, enabling Gene’s Towing to flip the semi tanker upright.

The 66-year-old male driver of the semi tanker was transported by EMS to Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area. He was later transported to Aurora Medical Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident.

The accident is still under investigation.
An oil tanker truck rolled over in the city of Menominee Sunday afternoon.

The tanker rolled over in the right southbound lane on US-41.

Bystanders say that traffic slowed down significantly on US-41 near M-35.

Officials were on the scene for a number of hours. Authorities have not provided any information on the crash at this time. It is unknown if there were any injuries.

Menominee Police and Fire Rescue were observed on the scene along with the Menominee County Sheriff and Michigan State Police.

TV6 & FoxUP will provide updates as they become available.