A tanker-truck overturned about early Thursday morning north of Craig, spilling about 100 gallons of liquid asphalt onto the side of Colorado Highway 13, Craig Fire/Rescue reported.
The accident occurred at 1:12 a.m. 16 miles outside of town, near mile marker 111. The Colorado State Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident. The investigating patrolman could not be reached for comment Friday.
The truck's driver was transported to The Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries.
Craig Fire/Rescue Chief Chris Nichols said 11 firefighters and six hazardous materials technicians responded to the accident. He said the truck rolled off the highway about 50 feet.
Crews found the truck laying on its side, leaking its contents from two places. HAZMAT technicians were able to contain the spill, Nichols reported.
The truck belongs to Bcn Transport, a Rawlins, Wyo., company. Nichols said the company will be responsible for cleaning up the spill site.