TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. – Several law enforcement officials responded to a scene in Trumansburg on Thursday afternoon after a propane truck crash which caused the vehicle to tip over.

First responders reported to the scene on Seneca Road in Trumansburg shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday. According to Lieutenant Dan Scherer at the Trumansburg Fire Department, Trumansburg firefighters were among first responders, along with the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department and a hazardous materials respondent.

The truck, an Ehrhart Energy vehicle, appeared to have driven off the road and had tipped over on its side, Scherer said. The cause of the crash is still unknown.

Due to the crash and the type of vehicle, the roads surrounding the residential area were promptly closed and the area was secured. Scherer said because of the smell, it was determined that the vehicle may have been leaking gas. Firefighters and hazardous material experts soon found out it was only a small amount of liquid that had leaked.

“It was quickly determined that the contents of the truck had been emptied – it appeared to be leaking from a residual line in the truck,” Scherer said.

After securing the scene, first responders worked together to work out a strategy to flip the truck upright. Scherer said firefighters were on the scene for nearly three hours.

No injuries were reported from the accident.

Featured image courtesy of Lt. Dan Scherer. 

Alyvia Covert

Alyvia is a Crime Reporter with The Ithaca Voice. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and Photography.