ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — Several businesses in the O’Fallon Square Shopping Center have been evacuated after a semi-truck crashed, causing fuel to leak in the parking lot.
Police responded to the shopping center at Veterans Memorial Parkway and Highway K shortly before 1:30 p.m.
The tractor trailer hit a light pole in the parking lot, police said. The crash caused the big rig to leak a large amount of diesel fuel.
The view from Sky5 showed the truck next to a pole on the ground and a large, trailing flow of fuel.
Police deemed the situation dangerous enough to evacuate three businesses in the shopping center: Pantera’s Pizza, Altitude Trampoline Park and Vantage Credit Union. They also asked drivers to avoid the area.
The entire shopping center did not evacuate.
Crews are working to clean up the fuel.