ATWATER, CA (FOX 11) - Employees of a restaurant in the Merced County town of Atwater ran for their lives to escape the flames from an overturned gasoline tanker.
CHP says, the driver came off highway 99, took a turn too fast and hit a concrete median.
That caused the tanker to flip onto its side and ignited the nine-thousand gallons of gas it was carrying.
A river of flame moved toward businesses before firefighters could put it out.
The truck driver was killed.