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Oil spill clean up underway after dump truck and combine collide on rural road

Waterloo regional police say crews are working to contain an oil and gas spill after a crash in Wellesley Township that sent one person to hospital.

Police said a dump truck and crop combine collided on Moser Young Line on Friday afternoon.

The dump truck came to rest on its side at the side of the road while the combine ended up in a creek.

One of the drivers was taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries. Police have not said which vehicle they were in.

No details have been shared about the other driver.

Police closed Moser Young Line in both directions between Boomer Line and Lobsinger Line while they were on scene.

Fire services and the Ministry of the Environment were working to contain and clean up the oil and gas spill, police said.

A neighbour told CTV News drivers often speed in the area and the road narrows near the creek. Three years ago a cement truck ended up in the same body of water, he said.

“It’s something that concerns me because my children and I bike on this road and people are using it as a race track at times,” the man, who declined to give his name but spoke to CTV News on-camera, said. Top Stories

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