Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Truck Hauling Gravel Overturns on I-575 Connector

July 16, 2021

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services responded to a single vehicle accident yesterday afternoon at the I-575 Connector just south of Nelson.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find an 18-wheeler on its side.  When the call first came in, it was reported that the driver was entrapped.  The 57-year-old driver was able to get out of the truck and refused to be transported to a local hospital to be evaluated.  The truck was hauling gravel and resulted in one lane of traffic being blocked until the truck and gravel were removed.

No other injuries were reported and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the accident at this time.

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Cherokee County firefighters arrived on the scene to find the truck on its side.
Cherokee County firefighters arrived on the scene to find the truck on its side. (click image for slideshow)
The vehicle was hauling gravel at the time of the accident.
The vehicle was hauling gravel at the time of the accident.
One lane of traffic was blocked until the truck was removed.
One lane of traffic was blocked until the truck was removed.