Memphis Tanker Truck Disaster

Apr 2, 2022 • Wikireadia

The Memphis tanker truck disaster was a transportation disaster that occurred on December 23, 1988, when a tractor-trailer tanker truck hauling liquefied propane crashed on an exit ramp at the Interstate 40/Interstate 240 (I-40/I-240) interchange in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The crash ruptured the tank, causing the leaking gas to ignite, which produced a large explosion that set multiple vehicles and structures on fire. The tank was then propelled 125 yards from the site where it crashed into a residential complex and started additional fires.

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Wikipedia contributors. December 26, 2021. Memphis tanker truck disaster. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 28, 2022, from

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