Battery acid and diesel spilled in single vehicle transport truck MVI

A truck hauling battery acid crashed in the early morning hours on Sunday, spilling its contents onto the highway.

The aftermath of an early morning MVI on Sunday, Sept. 10 near Three Valley Gap. Photo: RCMP handout

A Manitoba truck driver is facing charges after an early morning MVI near Three Valley Gap.

Revelstoke RCMP say the truck was descending a steep hill about two kilometres west of the Three Valley Gap at about 4: 30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10 when the driver lost control in a corner, crashed into the concrete barrier and flipped. The truck spilled its contents — barrels of battery acid — and some diesel fuel onto the road.

In a statement, police said there was no harm to the environment because the spill was contained to the road.

The incident did cause traffic delays well into the day as hazardous materials crews worked to clean up the spill.

The driver and passenger in the truck received only minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

The driver was charged with failing to keep right and driving without consideration.