Laurel man dies when his tanker truck overturns on Highway 15


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LAUREL, Mississippi — A 54-year-old Laurel man died when the tanker truck he was driving overturned.

Police tell WDAM TV ( ) Mark Gardener was driving north on Highway 15 Sunday when the truck hauling crude oil left the roadway and struck a tree.

Police say impact of the crash caused the truck to catch fire.

Gardener was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nearby residents were evacuated due to the possibility of the tanker exploding, but returned when the fire was out.

Information from: WDAM-TV,

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