Driver Sought Who Hits Anhydrous Tank

A driver who struck an anhydrous nurse tank on Route 160 east of Okawville is still being sought 17 days after  November 16 accident.

The vehicle was left at the site, but the driver left the scene. The vehicle is registered to a Washington County resident, said Sheriff Len Campbell. “We think we know who was driving it, but we have not located that person,” he said.

The anhydrous nurse tank site is owned by Top Ag. Although several of the tanks at the site contain the chemical, the tank that was struck was empty.

Hitting a tank with anhydrous would have been a health hazard for the driver, said Larisa Vandeloo, Top Ag Environmental and Safety Manager.

Top Ag is working with the insurance company to replace the tank.

The Washington County Sheriffs Office continues to investigate the accident, said Sheriff Campbell.

The accident was not included in previous Sheriff’s reports because the case was not closed, Sheriff Campbell said.

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