Around 11 p.m. Saturday night, the Bibb Sheriff's office said a fuel tanker lost control and crashed at the intersection of Houston Avenue and Pio Nono Avenue.
They said 57-year-old Mark Godfrey, from Rincon, was driving a fuel tanker truck which was going too fast as he approached the intersection. Godfrey lost control and flipped the tanker onto its side and stopped near a vacant building on Pio Nono. The truck exploded into flames, also damaging the building.
Godfrey was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries.
The intersection was closed for several hours as crews cleaned up the area affected by the fuel spill. It was reopened around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, the sheriff's office said.
Deputies did not cite Godfrey but noted he was "traveling too fast for the conditions."