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A Different Kind of Oil Spill

By Rachelle Bowden in News on Dec 15, 2005 8:19PM

2005_12_oil_spill.jpgChicagoist has some kind of obsession with trucks spilling things on the road. . milk.. pigs.. whatever. The stranger the better. So we were kind of giddy this morning when we heard that a truck on I-55 spilled vegetable oil all over the friggin' place.

The truck rolled over this morning at about 4:30am near the Weber Road interchange on the border of the southwest suburbs of Bolingbrook & Romeoville. It was hauling vegetable oil and the accident caused it to spill all over the road and hold up traffic for miles. The twist in this spill is that the truck driver has disappeared. Police say they con't know the cause of the crash and that they are lookin' for the driver.

The good news about this oil spill is that unlike this other famous oil spill, no animals were hurt in this morning's accident.