Eighteen wheeler tips over on Hwy. 80, loses load of logs

Published 8:55 am Tuesday, February 7, 2023

An eighteen wheeler lost its load on Hwy. 80.

A log truck has turned over on Hwy. 80 and has spilled its load in front of the Blue Bore Armory. Traffic in southbound lanes has been reduced to one open lane while the road is being cleared. Demopolis Police Department and Demopolis Fire Department responded to the scene. The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m.

Police officers at the scene reported that the driver had been trying to turn south onto Hwy. 80 when his load began to tip. The driver was unable to right the truck and it fell onto its side in front of the Blue Bore Armory.

Police said the driver was uninjured and kicked out the windshield of the truck to get out. Police said the truck was likely overloaded and that combined with trying to make a sharp turn onto the highway is what caused the accident.

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No one else was involved in the accident.

Other drivers should be vigilant when passing through the area while the road is being cleared.