18-Wheeler Accident Blocks Traffic on Highway 77

Overnight traffic on Highway 77 came to a halt after an the driver of an 18-wheeler lost control and overturned the vehicle, blocking the highway.

Investigators say the big rig was heading south at around 3 a.m. Tuesday when the driver lost control, overcorrected and rolled the vehicle. A short time later, another 18-wheeler swerved to avoid the wreck and got stuck in the ditch.

Department of Public Safety troopers said no one was injured as a result of the accident.

"No injuries. The driver was up walking around," DPS Trooper Cody Lankford said. "Think he may have had one scratch on his ear, but other than that, he's fine."

Highway 77 was closed down for about an hour as a result of the crash.


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