Tanker truck overturns in Forsyth County, spills chemicals; 2 fire fighters hospitalized due to exposure

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Two fire fighters were hospitalized after being exposed to chemicals while responding to an overturned tanker truck.

The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. on U.S. 158 near Goodwill Church Road.

According to the Winston-Salem Professional Fire Fighters Association, the truck was carrying Hexylene.

Winston-Salem Fire Department HazMat responded to the accident as well as multiple fire crews.

According to NCDOT, U.S. 158 is currently closed in both directions. It is unclear when the road will reopen.

The identities of the fire fighters taken to the hospital have not been released.

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