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Big-rig leaking fuel in Highway 80 overturn crash

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A police pursuit began early Sunday, September 15, 2019 when it is alleged Eric Van Gelder of Geyserville, Calif. failed to stop, drove past a closed road break, nearly hit a California Highway Patrol officer and led them on a chase exceeding 100 mph. A long standoff took place after a spike strip disabled Van Gelder's vehicle. A SWAT team later removed him from the car using "non-lethal methods."

A big-rig overturned and has leaked fuel near an onramp to westbound Interstate Highway 80 in Fairfield on Monday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported shortly before 11:15 a.m. near the Travis Boulevard on-ramp to westbound Highway 80.

Minor injuries were reported in the crash, which caused an as yet undetermined amount of fuel to leak, according to the CHP.

No lanes of Highway 80 are blocked by the crash, but the Travis Boulevard on-ramp remained blocked as of 12:30 p.m. and there is no estimate yet from the CHP for when it will reopen.

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