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Driver cited in fiery Fall River fuel tanker crash

The driver of the fuel tanker that crashed and burst into flames in Fall River, snarling traffic for most of Monday, has been cited for driving violations, State Police said today in a statement.

Lisa M. Korch, 46, of Danielson, Conn., was cited for speeding and a marked lane violation.

State Police reported at 7:15 a.m. to the tractor-trailer rollover on the Route 24 northbound off-ramp to President Avenue. Troopers found the truck on its side and engulfed in flames, State Police said.

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Korch was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

The truck, owned by the J.P. Noonan Co., was transporting more than 11,000 gallons of gasoline. The Department of Environmental Protection and Clean Harbors helped assess the crash’s environmental impact, State Police said.

Both sides of Route 24 were closed for several hours, and the ramp to President Avenue was closed until Monday evening, creating major traffic delays.

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