Crash on Florida's Turnpike in St. Lucie County spills 400 gallons of cooking oil

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - A tanker truck hauling cooking oil created a messy situation Thursday morning on Florida's Turnpike in St. Lucie County.

The St. Lucie County Fire District said the truck was traveling southbound when it hit a guardrail around 7:29 a.m. near the State Road 70 exit.

About 400 gallons of the oil spilled onto the road.

One person was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

All southbound lanes were closed for a few hours while crews cleaned up the mess.

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