Watch: Truck crashes, spills 1,300 gallons of cooking oil on Buckingham Road

Reporter: Justin Kase Writer: Matthew Seaver
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Florida Highway Patrol says a truck full of cooking oil crashed on Buckingham Road in Lee County on Thursday.

The 22-year-old driver and his 33-year-old passenger are alive after they were ejected from their overturning tanker truck right near this intersection.

The two were heading east on Buckingham Road just before 10 a.m., approaching Gunnery Road, when they crashed. Troopers say when they hit the curve in the road, the driver lost control and ended up flipping the truck.

The oil from inside the truck seemingly explodes and sprays everywhere. In the video, the two men from inside the truck can be seen sliding on the road alongside the truck before they pop up and start running and walking out of the road.

Troopers say neither of the men wore a seatbelt when the crash happened. Investigators could not say if speed were a factor or if the driver could face a citation or charges, but did say that the driver was at fault and would be on the hook for the clean-up efforts of getting 1,300 gallons of cooking oil off the roadway.

You can watch the video from FHP below:

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