Driver cited in Aug. 13 tanker truck crash - WSMV Channel 4

Driver cited in Aug. 13 tanker truck crash

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The truck driver involved in a tanker truck explosion received a citation from Metro police Friday.

Jason Frizzell was cited for failure to exercise due care in relation to the Aug. 13 tanker truck crash and fire on Centennial Boulevard.

An investigation concluded that Frizzell was traveling an estimated speed of 50 to 52 mph in a 35 mph zone when the tanker truck rolled onto its right side in a curve.

The tank ruptured, began spilling fuel and caught fire.

Frizzell, 33, of Cookeville, admitted to looking down prior to the vehicle rolling over. Contributing factors were determined to be inattentiveness and speeding.

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