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UPDATE: Evacuated Waterloo residents from fuel tanker crash can return home

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POLICE: Driver of tanker truck was naked, speeding before crashing into home

UPDATE (8/20 2 P.M.): The Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency and Waterloo Fire Rescue say residents evacuated due to the tanker accident this morning can now return home.

Streets are still blocked off therefore residents will have to park elsewhere and walk to their residences.


UPDATE (8/20 1 P.M.): The Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency says residents will not be able to return to their homes until Thursday evening.

Residents are urged to listen to local media or follow Emergency Management on Twitter @BHCEMA to get information on when it is safe to return.


UPDATE (8/20 11:30 AM): In a release, Waterloo Police say the driver injured in the tanker crash was originally in a crash in a different vehicle.

The release states that police first responded to a report of an accident in the area of Sergeant Road and Greyhound Drive but were then told the driver who crashed was now in a tanker truck.

Officers then found the truck going East on Ridgeway at a high speed and began to catch up. The truck then crashed into the residence near Hammond and Ridgeway, overturning and causing a fuel spill.

Police were able to determine that the tanker truck had hit one other vehicle before crashing into the home.

The incident is still under investigation


WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) - Residents of a Waterloo neighborhood say they've been evacuated from their homes after a fuel tanker truck rolled over, and crashed into a home.

A gas tanker truck plowed into a home early Thursday morning.

Police on scene say that the driver of the truck was injured and taken to a hospital but is doing okay. The Waterloo Fire Department says they had to cut the driver from the truck.

One person was also in the house and is uninjured.

Police say the fuel tanker crashed into a home at the intersection of Hammond and Ridgeway Avenues around 6:45 Thursday morning. KWWL's Collin Dorsey is on the scene and reports it's a Kwik Trip fuel tanker.

The fire department says Kwik Trip is sending a crew down and there is currently a third party clean up at the scene. 

MidAmerican will be setting a new pole after one was affected in the crash.

Several streets in the area are blocked off and officers are asking everyone to avoid the area.

This is a developing story and will be updated. Stick with KWWL on-air and online for the latest updates.

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