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Update: Tanker Truck Driver Arrested For DUI After Rollover Accident on Interstate 5

By Kelli Saam
Stephanie Montano, smontano@krcrtv.com
Published On: Apr 24 2013 02:20:30 PM CDT
Tanker truck crash photo
COTTONWOOD, Calif. -

A tanker truck loaded with propane overturned in Tehama County early Tuesday, forcing the full closure of Interstate 5.

The accident happened at 8:30 a.m. at the Bowman Road exit from northbound Interstate 5.  Southbound lanes opened shortly after crews arrived at the scene of the crash. The northbound lanes reopened just after 10 a.m.

The cab of a tanker truck was on its side and police say its driver, 46-year-old Roger Anthony  was  trapped for approximately 90 minutes.

California Highway Patrol officers say Anthony was driving under the influence of prescription medication and possibly illicit drugs.

Anthony was taken to Mercy Medical Center by helicopter due to serious injuries and was arrested at the hospital.

He was listed in fair condition as of Tuesday night.