At 22:00 hours on July 12, 2018, a tanker truck with a trailer pod carrying approximately 12,000 gallons of crude oil rolled over at mile marker 237 on SH 6 near the town of Price, in Carbon County, UT. The spill was originally reported as releasing approximately 1,000 gallons of crude, and 100 gallons of diesel into the Price River, and approximately 7,000 gallons of crude onto the banks. Based on new information, only one 4,000 gallon compartment on the front trailer was ruptured, spilling the entire contents. It is now estimated that 500-1,000 gallons reached the Price river, and 2,500 - 3,000 gallons was spilled onto the highway and median. The driver of the tractor trailer was injured during the accident.
Carbon County Emergency Management, EMS, Fire Department, and Highway Patrol were on scene. Booms were set at three locations downstream of the spill. Drinking water intake is upstream of the spill location. Approximately 98% of the water above the spill location is being routed around the spill and returned to the river below a second set of booms.
On July 13, 2018, 2:15 am EPA's oil spill contractor in Salt Lake City arrived on scene. The trucking company's environmental contractor arrived shortly after.
EPA Response OSC Giggleman and START contractor arrived on scene at approximately 8:00 am.