Overturned tanker causes massive fire, driver dies at the scene

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Overturned tanker causes massive fire in Atwater, driver dies at the scene
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FRESNO, Calif. -- Caltrans said Southbound Highway 99 has reopened after a tanker truck overturned, causing a large fire on Applegate Road near the freeway. The southbound Applegate exit remains closed.

According to a Cal Fire official, a tanker truck ran off Highway 99, crashed, and exploded into flames. CHP said the driver of the tanker died at the scene.

Action News has a crew on the way and we will update this story as more information becomes available.