One person is dead following a fuel tanker crash in Tuscola County that sent flames 150 to 200 feet into the air. Crews responded about 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, to the crash on Vassar Road, south of M-81 near Reese. The tanker hit a tree and landed in a Denmark Township ditch, with flames scorching about a 100-yard radius on the ground.
Richville Fire Chief Eric Brown says firefighters assessed the environmental impact of putting out the blaze, making the decison to let it burn out. He says the truck was carrying about 13,000 gallons of fuel, believed to be ethanol.
Details on the person who died were not immediately released.