Two Large Truck Accidents Result in Closure of I-85 in Macon County, Alabama
MACON COUNTY, AL. – According to an online news story posted at wtvm.com, two large truck accidents that occurred close together in time and proximity caused part of Interstate 85 to shut down in Macon County, Alabama. Officials have not provided detailed information about either of the accidents.*
The first of the two accidents happened at about 5 p.m. on April 22 on I-85 North in Macon County. Near Exit 42 to Wire Road, a commercial tanker truck somehow overturned on the interstate. It is unclear at this time what caused the collision. Photos from the scene posted to WTVM’s website show the truck lying on its side near the shoulder of the roadway.
Authorities said that minor injuries resulted from this incident. They did not say whether the driver was injured or a passenger in the truck. Traffic was rerouted onto Alabama Highway 186 after this wreck.
Not long after, a second accident involving large trucks occurred about five miles away. Near Exit 38 on I-85 North, two tractor-trailers somehow collided with each other. Photos from the scene show it might have been a sideswipe situation, as one of the rigs is shown with the cab having crashed into the back of the other rig’s trailer.
Authorities did not report injuries resulting from this accident. The collision caused one lane of the interstate to shut down near the exit to Tuskegee University. It is not clear how long traffic remained affected due to both collisions.
Investigators are still reviewing both crashes and have not released further information. No one involved in either crash was identified.
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