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Driver injured as flatbed hauling liquid fertilzer crashes into home

STRYKERSVILLE – A commercial truck carrying 15 tons of liquid fertilizer struck a house in Strykersville at 6:40 a.m. today.

The driver was injured but occupants of the house were not hurt, Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies said.

James Winter, 31, of Gainesville, was westbound on Minkel Road when he was unable to brake the flatbed, which struck the house at 3992 Route 78. Though little fertilizer was released, about 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled, authorities added.

Winter was taken by ambulance to the emergency room of Wyoming County Community Health System, Warsaw, where he was treated for minor injuries and discharged, deputies said.

No charges were lodged. An investigation is underway.