Pickup truck overturns on I-85

A pickup truck overturned during an accident on I-85 Thursday morning, but there were no reported injuries.

Around 7:43 a.m., Coweta emergency units responded to the 48 mile-marker of I-85 southbound in reference to a two-vehicle accident involving a 1995 Ford Ranger and an 18-wheeler, said Lt. Col. Mike Kinsey with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. The Ranger was overturned in the second lane of traffic.

According to the deputy’s report, the Ranger’s rear, right tire blew out, and the driver may have lost control attempting to move off the road, Kinsey said. While changing lanes, the Ranger moved in front of the 18-wheeler and was struck in the rear, causing it to overturn.

Kinsey said a HERO unit arrived on scene and at least two lanes were closed on the interstate while authorities cleared the accident.

Neither the driver of the Ranger nor the driver of the tractor trailer suffered any injuries.



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