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Published September 30, 2010, 08:09 AM

Clean up ongoing after oil truck crash

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials say clean up is continuing near Mandaree after a transport truck carrying about 200 gallons of crude oil rolled and caught on fire Monday.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials say clean up is continuing near Mandaree after a transport truck carrying about 200 gallons of crude oil rolled and caught on fire Monday.

Dennis Fewless, director of water quality for the state Health Department, told the Bismarck Tribune the oil spill was contained to a ditch and could be cleaned up by the end of the week.

The accident happened about 5 p.m. Monday.

The truck, owned by Paul Jesperson, was hauling oil for Mann Enterprises based in New Town.

Mann Enterprises said in a statement the crash was caused by a tire blowout.

The company says the driver, 33-year-old Jeremy Swanson of Billings, Mont., is recovering at Trinity Hospital in Minot.

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