A box truck carrying soda went into the trout management area of Pequabuck River in Bristol around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and crews from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection have been called in because fuel from the truck spilled into the river.
Police said the driver lost control while heading west on Willis Street and landed in the rover.
Officials from the fire department said the vehicle is a 20-foot box truck, crews lowered a ladder into the riverbed and the driver was able to get out and was taken to Bristol Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Booms are being set up to contain the spill.
The westbound lane of Memorial Boulevard is closed between Mellen and Main streets.
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