By Jessie R. Box
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A 2008 Ford pickup pulling a trailer that contained containers of hydrochloric acid was traveling west on the westbound exit ramp from I-10 to County Road 255 at 6:45 a.m., on Wednesday, July 9, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Eugene Saliard, 45, of Jacksonville, failed to stop at the stop sign and attempted a left turn onto CR 255 from the exit ramp. The trailer overturned and there was approximately 150-200 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled from several containers on the trailer. The truck came to a final rest facing south on the west shoulder of CR 255. Saliard was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign.
Madison Fire Rescue, Lee Volunteer Fire Department and the Tallahassee Fire Department Haz-Mat team responded and worked over 11 hours on the cleanup. CR 255 was closed at I-10 but I-10 remained open and unaffected.