Sewage truck spill, wrong-way Hummer & truck thief low on gas

Quimby Mug Bayou Florida
Updated Apr 17, 2018

Three truck stories making headlines on Monday: A truck loses its load of sewage in Connecticut, a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on an Indiana highway crashes into a semi and a would-be truck thief runs out of gas in Tulsa.

This morning in Farmington, Conn., a sewage truck traveling on the Route 6 ramp that joins I-84 east rolled down an embankment unleashing its pungent load along the way.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported, but Route 6 was closed as crews from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection responded. The waste was eventually recovered and transferred to another truck, according to nbcconnecticut.com.

In Indianapolis on Sunday around 3:30 a.m., a driver suspected of drunk driving drove the wrong way for about a mile on I-70 before smashing his 2009 Hummer H2 head-on into a tractor-trailer, according to a press release from state police.

The driver of the Hummer, 26-year-old Moran Cuculisa Yener Oswaldo of Indianapolis was pulled from the wreckage by officers from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

Screen Shot 2018 04 17 At 1 20 41 AmOswaldo was transported to Eskenazi Hospital with minor injuries. A 29-year-old passenger in the Hummer, Angel Jesus Tzuy Pop, was hospitalized in very critical condition.  The driver of the semi, 52-year-old Ricardo Duran of California, was not injured.

Oswaldo was arrested on the preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury.

This morning in Tulsa, a would-be truck thief didn’t get far after stealing a truck that was low on gas.

Police report that the short pursuit started not long after the male suspect took a pickup from a car lot and was spotted by police who promptly gave chase. When the vehicle sputtered to a standstill near the intersection of I-44 and Lewis Street, police moved in and arrested the man, according to newson6.com.