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Tanker Skids Into Yard

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West County neighbors say that the actions of a tanker driver may have saved a life, but it also caused a big mess for one homeowner.

It happened Wednesday morning along Route 6N at the intersection of State Road. The tanker driver was going west on 6N when the driver of a pickup truck pulled into his path from State Road.

The two vehicles collided but neighbors say the crash would have been much worse if the tanker driver hadn't swerved into the yard of Elizabeth Artello.

Her son Jeff says he got a call from his mom and came to the house to find the tanker stuck in the yard, which was soft due to recent rains.

Neither driver was seriously injured.

A spokesperson for the Suit Kote company of Cortland New York, which owns the asphalt tanker says the company is proud of the driver's actions in avoiding more serious injury. He declined to identify the driver.

Another tanker had to be called in to empty the first one before it could be removed from the yard.

"I'm looking forward to somebody's insurance fixing this," Jeff told us.

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