Driver of tanker that tipped in Bourne facing charges

Credit: (Robert Bastille,

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — The driver of a gasoline tanker truck that crashed at the Bourne Rotary last week and spilled about 5,000 gallons of fuel is facing charges.

State police say have applied for a complaint in Falmouth District Court charging 47-year-old Thomas Medeiros, of Westport, with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and failure to stay within marked lanes.

No court date has been set.

The crash at about 11 p.m. March 24 shut down the rotary and the Bourne Bridge for about 10 hours and required an extensive cleanup. Some the fuel made its way to the Cape Cod Canal.

The tanker carrying approximately 11,500 gallons of fuel tipped over on the grassy infield of the rotary after exiting the bridge.

A message left for Medeiros was not immediately returned.

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