Semi Crash Spills Thousands Of Gallons Of Fuel On US195 South Of Colfax

U.S. Highway 195 was closed for several hours Sunday night and thousands of gallons of fuel spilled from a tanker trailer that tipped over South of Colfax.

The Washington State Patrol reports that the crash occurred around 9:00 about three miles South of town near Prune Orchard Road.  Troopers say 31-year-old Joshua Blas of Reardan was driving a fuel truck hauling a trailer Southbound when he swerved to miss a cat.  The trailer tipped over and ruptured spilling about 6,000 gallons of fuel.  Blas was not hurt.  The highway was closed until about 3:00 Monday morning.  A detour was set up to route traffic around the crash.