Trucker charged in I-75 accident

| March 21, 2016

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ADEL – A truck driver was charged in an accident that closed Old Quitman Road and slowed interstate traffic Saturday morning in Cook County.

At approximately 8:40 a.m., Georgia State Patrol troopers responded to an accident at Interstate 75 Exit 37.

A semi-truck was reportedly traveling northbound on I-75 and attempted to take Exit 37 when it struck a guardrail on the driver’s side, continued up an embankment and came to a stop after the truck’s cab jumped another guardrail.

Lewis Lopez, 27, the driver, was taken to taken to a hospital but was not injured during the incident. Lopez was charged with failure to maintain lane, driving too fast for conditions and a seat belt violation, reports WALB.

Old Quitman Road was closed until 12:20 p.m. while the scene was cleared.

GSP investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the incident.

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  1. Gladigotout says:

    It’s obvious that he also side swiped something and rubbed the “SWIFT”OFF the side of the trailer.