ADDISON - While servicing a propane tank at a residence on Stillmeadow Lane in Addison, the operator of a Blueflame gas tanker left the fuel truck unattended.
After the operator exited the truck and was walking towards the residence's gas tank, the truck began rolling forward. The truck rolled approximately 100 yards, crashed through multiple fences, and ultimately went down an embankment. It came to rest partially in the ice of Lake Champlain.
The vehicle was unoccupied at the time and no injures occurred.
An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is underway.
Members of Addison Volunteer Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard, as well as Vermont State Police, and Vermont DMV were on the scene. The propane gas was off loaded and the truck was removed from the lake.
No hazardous materials entered Lake Champlain.