Tractor-Trailer Hits Bridge On I-85

Accident happens in Oconee County

Ed Jenson
October 21, 2017 - 3:49 pm

A tractor-trailer crashed into a bridge and guardrail on I-85 in Oconee County Saturday  after the driver of the truck fell asleep behind the wheel.

According to Highway Patrol, the driver of the tractor-trailer fell asleep as he was approaching the bridge at mile marker 1 on 1-85 southbound.

Troopers say the driver hit the bridge, but most of the damage was done to the guardrail.

Firefighters responded to the crash after about 50-75 gallons of diesel fuel spilled.

The driver was charged with driving too fast for conditions.

No other vehicles were involved.

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