FLAT ROCK — Indiana conservation officers along with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management are investigating a chemical spill that resulted in a fish kill in a small tributary of Little Tough Creek.
Conservation officers were sent to the area of Shelby County Road 1200 South, just east of State Road 9, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Officers said a farmer was transporting a trailer of nitrogen fertilizer from one property to another when he ran off the road while attempting to let a vehicle pass him on the narrow roadway. The accident caused a small amount of the chemical to spill into the tributary, investigators said, and steps were immediately taken to contain the chemical.
Although there was a quick response, a small fish kill occurred, officers said.
An investigation is still ongoing and cleanup of the area was underway Thursday, conservation officers said.