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Three-vehicle wreck sends two to the hospital

A three-vehicle wreck involving a dump truck sent two people to the hospital on Sunday morning.

It happened at the traffic light in front of the Columbus Civic Center, at the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Victory Drive around 8:15 a.m. Officials believe the dump truck was stopped at the light at the time. Two people inside of a minivan were pinned inside and had to be cut out of the vehicle.

Two people were sent to the hospital. Officials say one of them is believed to have non-life threatening injuries and the other was critical at the time they were transported. The identities of those involved are not yet known.

Traffic at the intersection was blocked off for several hours while authorities investigated and then cleaned up from the accident. The cause remains under investigation.

From WLTZ

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Wreck blocks I-20 westbound near Brandon

Brandon Police are asking motorists who need to travel Interstate 20 westbound around Exit 56 to try to find an alternate route.

An accident involving an 18-wheeler has backed up traffic in the westbound lanes for more than two hours, officials said. The accident initially occurred at 4:15 p.m.

A police spokesperson said there were no injuries in the wreck and minor damage to the truck, but that debris in the road is causing the delay.

Witnesses said it looked like a large, heavy cylinder fell off the back of the truck on the interstate. It ended up on the westbound side of the road, resting against a guardrail.

Police said they’re getting the debris cleaned up as quickly as possible, and that traffic is being re- routed at Exit 56.

From The Clarion-Ledger

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NEW HAVEN – Interstate 95 in New Haven reopened Sunday afternoon after a toppled tractor trailer carrying bananas closed down the northbound lanes of the highway for several hours.

Traffic began moving again short after 2 p.m. The State Police closed down all northbound lanes in West Haven as crews attempted to upright a full-loaded trailer that rolled over along Long Wharf in New Haven in a heavy fog at about 9 a.m.

Bystanders said several lanes of the roadway initially remained open but police entirely closed down the artery soon after, as authorities brought in heavy wreckers. Straps were attached to the trailer and, at about 1:30, authorities succeeded in getting the vehicle onto its wheels.

No major injuries were reported, but the State Department of Transportation reported a major backup of more than seven miles. Travelers were alerted to the problem by electronic road signs but thousands of motorists were suck in stand-still traffic into Orange.

From New Haven Register

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WESTBORO — A Fairhaven truck driver escaped injury when his tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 495 northbound this morning. The tractor came to rest atop the guardrail and the trailer blocked two lanes of traffic.

The accident occurred about 6:15 a.m., north of the Massachusetts Turnpike interchange.

Traffic was slowed in the area of the crash.

The driver, 33, whose name was not released by authorities, was not injured. The truck is owned by Sysco of Norton.

The accident ruptured one of the truck's fuel tanks, according to state police.

Crews spent several hours at the scene, cleaning the spill and repairing the damaged guardrail.

From Telegram

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Accident leaves truck in tree

LAKE CHARLES, LA - State Police are investigating an accident that happened Wednesday afternoon involving a truck that ended up in a tree.

The driver of a truck was traveling on Old Town Road when the driver misjudged the turn, leaving the road and crashing into a tree.

The driver did not appear to be injured and walked away from the accident, but was transported to an area hospital to be checked out.

The accident is still under investigation.

From KPLC

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Truck driver killed in I-79 crash

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Kentucky man was killed Wednesday morning when the tractor-trailer he was driving on Interstate 79 wrecked and caught on fire in Marion County.

Ronnie Lee Dennison, 60, of Louisville, Ky., was driving the truck north at about 7:15 a.m. when it drifted off the right side of the road and struck a bridge pier just south of Fairmont, according to State Police Sgt. G.S. Petsko.

The truck, operated by Derby City Trucking of Louisville, was full of magazines and quickly became engulfed in flames, Petsko said. There was no evidence that Dennison braked before the crash, and the cause of the accident remains unclear, he said.

Dennison's body was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown for an autopsy. The northbound lanes of the interstate were closed for nearly two hours.

From WV Gazette

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Three-vehicle accident near Indian Lakes Estates kills truck driver

LAKE WALES - A truck driver from Lakeland died in a three-vehicle accident east of Lake Wales, near Indian Lake Estates, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

The accident happened at approximately 6:56 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of State Road 60 East and County Road 630 North.

A 2004 Freightliner semi tractor-trailer rig and a 2004 Ford minivan were traveling west on S.R. 60 and were approached by an eastbound 2006 GMC pickup truck.

For unknown reasons, according to the FHP, the driver of the Freightliner, 47-year-old Steven Vance Gatlin of Lakeland, failed to maintain his lane and entered the eastbound lane of S.R. 60 and into the path of GMC pickup.

The front left of the Freightliner collided with the left side of the pickup, causing the pickup to rotate counterclockwise. The semi rotated clockwise and jack-knifed, leaving the highway on the south shoulder. The semi rig overturned onto its left side and came to rest facing northeast in a ditch.

Meanwhile, the pickup entered the westbound lane of S.R. 60 and into the path of the minivan, according to the FHP. The left side of the pickup struck the left side of minivan. The pickup then rotated clockwise, leaving the roadway on the north shoulder and overturning onto its left side.

The minivan rotated counterclockwise, leaving the highway on the south shoulder and overturned onto its right side.

Rescue personnel pronounced Gatlin dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup, 43-year-old David Theodore Alban of Loxahatchee, received minor injuries.

The driver of the minivan, 50-year-old James Alfonso Huggins of Lakeland, and a passenger, 51-year-old Catherine D. Huggins, also of Lakeland, both were taken to Lake Wales Medical Center for treatment of injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

From News Chief

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LINDON - An oversized load was a bit too oversized for a bridge over Interstate 15 in Utah County. A track-hoe that was riding on a trailer struck the Proctor Lane Overpass as it moved under the bridge on southbound I-15, near milepost 275.

"Went underneath the bridge, the track-hoe got caught, damaged the structure and then got pulled off onto the freeway," said Highway Patrol Trooper Janet Miller.

The accident created a crack on part of the bridge's structure, bent a couple of beams and pulled one beam down to the ground.

"We're really lucky we didn't have any cars damaged," said Miller.

UDOT's structural engineers examined the bridge and determined it is safe for vehicles to pass underneath it on I-15.

The bridge was set for demolition beginning Saturday as part of the massive I-15 Core construction project. A new bridge is being built just to the north and UDOT had planned to shift traffic onto that bridge by the weekend.

UDOT spokesman Scott Thompson said the bridge, which has a posted clearance of 15 feet, 4 inches, has not been a problem for high loads. "Most of the bridges we are putting back in place are about 16-17 feet high, so it will be higher," he said.

Miller said the load measured 16-feet, 2-inches.

Another bridge to the north was demolished last year after it was struck by an oversized load.

The Highway Patrol said the driver will likely be cited. A crane was brought in to lift the heavily damaged track-hoe back onto a trailer.

Southbound I-15 was shut down briefly, but has been re-opened. The overpass itself has been closed and will remain closed until the planned demolition Saturday.

From KSL

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Transportation officials have reopened a portion of Interstate 20 that was briefly closed Wednesday after a truck overturned and dumped its load of logs on the highway.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation says no other vehicles were involved. MDOT says the log truck overturned after hitting the approach rail of the I-20 east to U.S. 61 north bridge.

The truck's load of logs had locked all westbound traffic on I-20.

From Clarion Ledger

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Traffic has been cleared on Route 128 south in Dedham, after an armored truck rolled over, blocking all three lanes of traffic, State Police said.

The truck rolled onto its roof at 7:44 a.m. near Exit 15 in Dedham, said Lieutenant David Wilson, a State Police spokesman. The cause of the accident is under investigation, he said.

None of the money in the truck spilled on the street and the accident scene was cleared at 9:04 a.m., said Wilson. Two people were transported to Norwood Hospital with minor injuries.

From Boston Globe