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Franklin Township: Bunker Hill Road Accident Leads to Haz-Mat Incident

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A utility vehicle containing approximately 200 gallons of commercially used lawn chemicals overturned on Bunker Hill Road this afternoon, according to police. 

Kevin Lobur, 24, from Colonia was driving a 2005 Isuzu JW4, stated he was traveling eastbound on Bunker Hill Road when he drifted to the right to avoid an oncoming vehicle, according to police. 

Lobur's maneuver led to the vehicle's passenger side tires to leave the road which caused the vehicle to overturn, according to reports. 

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According to officials, First responders from Elizabeth Avenue Haz-Mat, Franklin Township Office of Fire Prevention, Franklin Park Fire Department, Griggstown Fire Department, Little Rocky Hill Fire Department, Somerset County Haz-Mat, and South Brunswick EMS were called to the scene.

Approximately 3-5 gallons of the chemicals spilled onto the roadway and did not travel into the storm drains, according to police.

For approximately four hours Bunker Hill Road was closed between Route 27 and Golf View Drive due to the clean-up, according to police. 

At this time no charges have been filed. 

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