Deadly Cass County Tanker Truck Crash

A tanker truck driver is dead after a crash that ended with his tanker on its side in Cass County.

Charles Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene in Howard Township Thursday morning.

The sheriff’s department says the truck was hauling gasoline.

Some of the fuel leaked out after the crash.

The area had to be evacuated, and the DEQ was on scene to pump gas out of the tanker and clean up the contaminated soil.

The families who were evacuated are now allowed back home.

Deputies haven’t said what caused the crash but continue to investigate.