A truck driver in Kansas has been charged with leaking diesel into the city, triggering an investigation into an ongoing leak at a factory.
Daniel D’Angelo was charged with two counts of felony criminal mischief and two counts each of criminal trespass and criminal damage, according to the Kansas City Star.
The investigation into the leak began in August 2016 when employees discovered a diesel truck at the facility that had been abandoned and had not been properly maintained, according the Kansas Department of Transportation.
“A diesel truck that was abandoned and was not maintained, so the driver was concerned,” KCUR-TV reported.
A worker from a subcontractor contacted the Kansas Highway Patrol and learned of the leak.
When they contacted the owner of the truck, they discovered the truck had been left in the trucking yard for two weeks, according KCUR.
After determining the truck’s status, they went to the site where the leak had been discovered, KCUR said.
The leak had reached the front of the facility and was leaking diesel.
Inspections showed the truck was in an elevated position, and there were numerous holes and cracks in the diesel flooring, according KSAT-TV.