One person was injured and over 100 gallons of diesel spilled onto the roadway after a two-vehicle crash on Route 12 at Volo Village Road in Volo Thursday. | Photo: Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2023)

A driver has been cited after a semi-truck allegedly ran a red light and struck another semi-truck, leaving one person injured and causing a large fuel spill on Route 12 in Volo.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Wauconda Fire District responded around 12:14 p.m. Thursday to the intersection of Route 12 and Volo Village Road in Volo for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located two semi-trucks involved in a crash, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.

A preliminary investigation shows a 2016 Peterbilt Tractor, pulling a fully enclosed trailer, was traveling southbound on Route 12.

One person was injured and over 100 gallons of diesel spilled onto the roadway after a two-vehicle crash on Route 12 at Volo Village Road in Volo Thursday. | Photo: Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2023)

The Peterbilt was driven by Paul C. Callies, 42, of Menominee, Wisconsin.

Covelli said a second 2016 Peterbilt, driven by a 26-year-old Gurnee man, was pulling an open trailer with cargo and traveling westbound on Volo Village Road.

The Peterbilt driven by the 26-year-old man was attempting to make a left turn onto northbound Route 12.

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The driver of the westbound semi-truck said he had a green arrow and began turning left.

Preliminary information shows Callies ran the red light and struck the turning semi-truck, Covelli said.

One person was injured and over 100 gallons of diesel spilled onto the roadway after a two-vehicle crash on Route 12 at Volo Village Road in Volo Thursday. | Photo: Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2023)

The collision caused Callies’ gas tank to be punctured, leaving approximately 125 gallons of diesel spilled onto the roadway and into a storm drain.

The 26-year-old man suffered neck and back pain in the crash and was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. Callies was uninjured.

Fire crews and environmental officials responded to clean the diesel from the roadway and storm drain.

Callies was cited for disobeying a red light, Covelli said.