AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – Traffic is back to normal and the accident scene has been cleared following an 18-wheeler accident reported to the Auburn Police Division Wednesday at 5:43 a.m.
A 55-year-old male driver from Tampa, FL was traveling northbound, and he was driving a blue 1996 Freightliner.
The driver left the roadway and flipped down an embankment and overturned at exit 51. The driver was not injured, but the 18-wheeler was from a transport company in North Carolina, and it was carrying clothing.
Traffic on I-85 near the accident has been reduced to one lane, and the roadway is expected to be back to two lanes this afternoon.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation by Auburn Police.