Semi crash blocks Interstate 90 for seven hours; thousands of gallons of diesel fuel spilled

May 19, 2020

RELIANCE, S.D.–The westbound lanes of Interstate 90 between Reliance and Oacoma were closed for about seven hours yesterday after a semi tanker hauling diesel rolled, spilling several thousand gallons of fuel.

According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, 39-year-old Ryan Budahl of Emery, South Dakota was westbound hauling a tanker trailer and pup tank trailer around 5:30am. The semi entered the median and Budahl overcorrected.

The pup tank trailer broke away and stayed in the median, but the semi and tanker trailer rolled onto the driver side and blocked westbound I-90. An estimated 7,000-8,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled.

Budahl received minor injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt and charges are pending.