- A gas tanker and van crash shut down traffic in both directions on Highway 51 Tuesday afternoon.It happened around 1:00 p.m. just south of Manitowish Waters.An SUV driving east on County Road H crashed into a gas tanker heading north on Highway 51. The 2007 Dodge Durango flipped upside down into a marshy roadside ditch.
The driver of the Durango was a 55-year-old woman. She was airlifted to Aspirus Hospital in Wausau.The tanker truck driver was treated and released. A Vilas County Sheriff's deputy said the first responders were holding her head up, and carried her away on a stretcher. The driver of the tanker told sheriff's deputies he was hauling 5,000 gallons of gasoline. Luckily, that did not ignite.
Written By: Kailey Burton