A diesel fuel leak had to be cleaned up following a three-vehicle crash about 9:05 a.m. Saturday on East Andrew Johnson Highway at the intersection with Justis Drive.
One injury was reported.
Greeneville police Officer Ethan Parton wrote in a crash report after interviewing the parties involved that a Freightliner heavy truck pulling a trailer driven by Joseph R. Ormsbee and owned by Greeneville Oil was eastbound on East Andrew Johnson Highway and turning onto Justis Drive when the truck was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet pickup driven by Chase Collins. The collision caused the Greeneville Oil truck to hit an oncoming GMC pickup on Justis Drive driven by Maynard W. Robertson.
Collins suffered a suspected minor injury and was taken by Greene County-Greeneville EMS to Greeneville Community Hospital East. His condition was not available Monday morning. Ormsbee and Robertson were not injured.
Collins was cited by Greeneville police with failure to exercise due care and speeding. His actions include “careless/erratic driving,” the report said.
The Freightlner truck involved in the collision leaked fuel, causing the closure of Justis Drive near the intersection until the fuel could be cleaned up.
All three vehicles involved had disabling damage and were towed from the scene.