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18-Wheeler Goes Over Embankment

Posted June 12, 1999

— It appears a long night on the road may have caught up with a trucker driving through Cumberland County.

State troopers say the driver of an 18-wheeler fell asleep at the wheel.

The rig veered off the road in the northbound lane of Highway 301--took out the guardrail, then flipped over the embankment.

No one was injured; the driver refused treatment. An estimated $18,000 of damage was done to the 18-wheeler.

Traffic was not affected in any way.

It took three wreckers to pull the rig out of the ditch.


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