Truck plows into Queen Creek Wal-Mart, HazMat crews called out

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QUEEN CREEK --  HazMat crews were called out to a Queen Creek Wal-Mart after a truck plowed into the wall of the store Friday miring. By Catherine Holland QUEEN CREEK -- HazMat crews were called out to a Queen Creek Wal-Mart after a truck plowed into the wall of the store Friday miring. By Catherine Holland
QUEEN CREEK --  HazMat crews were called out to a Queen Creek Wal-Mart after a truck plowed into the wall of the store Friday miring. By Catherine Holland QUEEN CREEK -- HazMat crews were called out to a Queen Creek Wal-Mart after a truck plowed into the wall of the store Friday miring. By Catherine Holland
QUEEN CREEK --  HazMat crews were called out to a Queen Creek Wal-Mart after a truck plowed into the wall of the store Friday miring. By Catherine Holland QUEEN CREEK -- HazMat crews were called out to a Queen Creek Wal-Mart after a truck plowed into the wall of the store Friday miring. By Catherine Holland
QUEEN CREEK --  HazMat crews were called out to a Queen Creek Wal-Mart after a truck plowed into the wall of the store Friday miring. By Catherine Holland QUEEN CREEK -- HazMat crews were called out to a Queen Creek Wal-Mart after a truck plowed into the wall of the store Friday miring. By Catherine Holland
QUEEN CREEK --  HazMat crews were called out to a Queen Creek Wal-Mart after a truck plowed into the wall of the store Friday miring. By Catherine Holland QUEEN CREEK -- HazMat crews were called out to a Queen Creek Wal-Mart after a truck plowed into the wall of the store Friday miring. By Catherine Holland

QUEEN CREEK -- HazMat crews were called out to a Queen Creek Wal-Mart after a truck plowed into the wall of the store Friday morning.

It happened at about 7:15 a.m. along Hunt Highway near Gary Road.

The Rural Metro Fire Department reportedly called in help from both the Phoenix and Mesa fire departments.

The pickup truck was loaded with pool chemicals and cleaing supplies when it slammed into the wall outside the auto department, which contain items like oil and batteries.

The chemicals from the truck did spill on to the ground, causing some amount of concern for first responders. Crews were also worried about potentially hazardous spills inside the store.

The store, which is open 24 hours a day, was evacuated as a precaution. There were several people in the store at the time of the wreck. Nobody inside was hurt.

The driver of the truck reportedly was extricated from the vehicle and taken to the hospital. Fire officials said the driver was being treated for non life-threathening injuries.

The store was expected to remain closed for at least several hours while the mess is cleaned up and the building is inspected for structural damage.

Investigators are trying to figure out what caused the driver to lose control and crash into the store.