Valdosta Daily Times

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April 7, 2010

Accident on I-75

Two injured in tractor trailer accident

VALDOSTA — The cause of a single tractor-trailer accident that occurred Tuesday on Interstate 75 North remained under investigation at press time.

An Enterprise tractor-trailer veered off the road and overturned in the northbound lane of I-75 at mile marker 17, according to witness statements.

The accident occurred around 9:15 a.m.

The driver and passenger were transported in an ambulance to South Georgia Medical Center. Their identities and conditions were not known at press time. 

No other vehicles were involved in the accident. 

Julian Rigdon, a witness on the scene, said he was traveling southbound when the accident occurred.

“I watched the whole thing,” he said. “The truck just drifted off the road and turned over.”

Rigdon said he didn’t see any other cars or trucks around at the time of the incident.

Georgia State Patrol, Valdosta Fire Department and emergency medical services personnel were dispatched to the scene.

The Georgia Department of Transportation arrived moments later.

A state trooper on the scene said it appeared that the tractor-trailer driver, for an unknown reason, hit one of the marker signs before turning over.

Tire marks could be seen for a few hundred feet.  Trooper James Green of the Georgia State Patrol said the accident remains under investigation.

He was unable to provide any additional information at press time.

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