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Hazardous materials spilled in crash near Cosmos, Minn., today

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COSMOS -- The State Patrol is investigating a semi-truck rollover crash, reported around 8 a.m. this morning, on State Highway 4 near the intersection with County Road 7 that caused hazardous materials to spill.

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According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the truck was driven by Joseph Curcio Jr., 63, of Janesville, Wis., and owned by Silver Arrow Express of Rockford, Ill. Curcio wasn't hurt in the crash.

Deputies and State Troopers arrived to find that the semi, which had rolled onto its side, was carrying 55-gallon barrels marked as hazardous and corrosive, but non-combustible, and that some were leaking in the trailer.

The Cosmos Fire Department and a Department of Transportation Hazmat team responded to the incident, along with the State Duty Officer.

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