Man dies when fuel truck rolls

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2001

MANLEY HOT SPRINGS (AP) -- A man from Manley Hot Springs died Thursday morning after the fuel truck he was driving rolled on the gravel Elliott Highway, according to Alaska State Troopers.

William Strack, 87, died of his injuries after he was thrown from the vehicle about 9:30 a.m., troopers said.

The truck was carrying about 1,400 gallons of fuel oil, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Most of the fuel was spilled when the truck flipped and went down a 45-degree slope, according to DEC.

There is a small creek near the site of the accident, but DEC said it didn't appear that any of the fuel reached the creek.

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