FARMINGTON — A local woman was killed after a head-on collision between her minivan and an oil tanker truck on US Route 2 in Farmington Falls Tuesday evening, police said.

Tacy Taylor, 59, of Farmington, was driving her 2003 Ford Windstar minivan east when she drifted into the westbound lane and hit a Dead River oil truck head-on, the Farmington Police Department said in a press release Wednesday morning. The crash was reported shortly before 5:30 p.m.

While Taylor was killed in the crash, the driver and passenger in the oil truck were not seriously injured, according to police.

Police said it is still unclear what caused Taylor’s vehicle to drift into the lane of oncoming traffic.

The truck rolled over and the road was blocked off from High Street and Farmington Falls Road, a distance of about a mile, for several hours Tuesday night. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection responded because of the spilled fuel.

As of Wednesday morning a DEP crew was still at the scene assessing the extent of the spill. Department spokesman David Madore said that crews were having a difficult time assessing the area off to the side of the road where the fuel spilled in the dark last night. Crews were able to better assess the area Wednesday morning and planned to start the cleanup Thursday or Friday.

Madore said that 350 to 400 gallons of fuel were spilled when the truck rolled over. It was carrying 200 gallons of No. 1 fuel oil, 100 gallons of K1 kerosene oil, and trace amounts of other fuels.

All of the oil was absorbed into the soil off the road, but has not impacted the tributary stream near where the oil spilled, Madore said. DEP crews will be working with the Maine Department of Transportation to remove all of the impacted soil over the next few days.

Traffic in both directions on Route 2 was blocked, and westbound traffic was detoured onto Farmington Falls Road. The accident was near the Sandy River Farms corn maze, a member of the fire department said.

Maine State Police, North Star Ambulance, Farmington Fire and Rescue, New Sharon Fire Department and Farmington Highway Department assisted at the scene of the accident.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate

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