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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — According to Alabama State Troopers, a 58-year-old Dallas, Texas semi truck driver, identified as Ramon Reyes, crashed into the interstate sign that indicates the 71A (Moundville) and 71B (Tuscaloosa) exits, knocking the sign to the ground and blocking all three lanes of southbound traffic.

A semi truck crashed into an overhead sign blocking all westbound traffic on the I-20 and I-59 just near the McFarlane exit in Tuscaloosa, AL on Jan 5, 2013. Photo : Chad Burnette/Fox 6 WBRC

The accident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. where the tractor trailer was found in the median at the 72 mile marker, according to a State Troopers spokeswoman. Southbound traffic on Interstate 20/59 was at a standstill for several hours

Map showing location of a semi truck accident near mile marker 72 on the westbound I-20 and I-59 just before the I-359 exit in Tuscaloosa, AL on January 5, 2013.

The spokeswoman said that Reyes was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

Source: Tuscaloosanews.com


Posted by Dallas truck accident lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP

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