A driver was injured after his 18 wheeler overturned on Highway 61 North at Redwood Road around 4:30 a.m. Friday. Traffic in the area has come to a standstill and is backed up for a mile or more while the scene is being cleared.
The truck was traveling the southbound lane when it veered off into the brush and overturned. County first responders worked to pull the man from the truck. The driver was freed and taken by ambulance for treatment. The extent of those injuries are unknown at this time.
A witness who was traveling behind the truck says the driver of the 18-wheeler was allegedly “trying to dodge a deer.”
As of 8 a.m., numerous emergency vehicles were in the area to help control the traffic situation around the scene. Traffic has been halted for safety. The location of the wreck creates a potentially hazardous condition.
Please avoid this area if possible while crews work to safely clear the scene.