Tractor Trailer Overturns on I-40

7 Eyewitness News Staff

JACKSON, Tenn. - Morning rush hour traffic along Interstate 40 in north Jackson suffered serious delays, Tuesday.

Shortly after 8:30 a.m., a tractor trailer overturned while exiting onto the Highway 45 Bypass. The driver told investigators his load of cardboard apparently shifted causing him to lose control.

The crashed rig spilled a large amount of oil onto the roadway. Lane around the crash site were closed for more than an hour while crews cleaned up the spill.

The official cause of the crash remains under investigation.


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