Gas tanker explodes on Route 25 in Newtown; road now reopened

Route 25 in Newtown was reopened on Sunday after a gasoline tanker crashed and exploded. The accident happened around 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning on Route 25.

Police say a SUV driver crashed head-on into the tanker, and the tanker caught on fire and exploded.

Authorities report the driver of the tanker was not injured. The driver of the SUV was taken to a nearby hospital without life-threatening injuries. The names of the drivers haven't been released.

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says some gasoline leaked into neighboring yards. The area was evacuated as a precaution, but most people were allowed back in their homes early Saturday morning.

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