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Collision blocks State Highway 308, spills fuel on roadway

Crews work to clean up about 20 gallons of fuel spilled after a truck struck a car on State Highway 308 Monday afternoon. The collision and spill closed both lanes for nearly two hours. - Christopher Carter/staff photo
Crews work to clean up about 20 gallons of fuel spilled after a truck struck a car on State Highway 308 Monday afternoon. The collision and spill closed both lanes for nearly two hours.
— image credit: Christopher Carter/staff photo

A collision between a Navy contractor truck and a car caused a small fuel spill and closed both lanes of State Highway 308 for nearly two hours Monday.

Only minor injuries were reported, Hefton said.At about 2 p.m. a Washington State Patrol trooper traveling east attempted to pull over for speeding a 34-year-old Poulsbo woman traveling west. The driver of the truck following behind the trooper, a 39-year-old Kingston man started braking when he saw the troopers lights causing the truck to jackknife, said Trooper Tony Radulescu.

The woman, driving a Volkswagen Beetle, also braked and hit the truck with a "glancing blow," said Sgt. Dan Hefton. Her car was towed from the scene.

Troopers estimated that about 20 gallons of fuel leaked from the truck following the collision.

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