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Semi Truck Overturns Spills Lumber on I-85 in Spartanburg South Carolina

March 6th, 2012 | Author: Truck360 Staff
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – A semi truck carrying lumber overturned spilling lumber on an exit ramp of Interstate 85 on Friday morning, February 24, in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
A lumber truck overturned on the I-85 exit ramp in Spartanburg, SC on February 24, 2012 spilling lumber all over the ramp and the roadways of both interstates and causing a major traffic jam.
Spartanburg is located in Spartanburg County in the northern part of the state about 93 miles northwest of Columbia and 29 miles northeast of Greenville.

The 18 wheeler accident occurred  just before 7:15 a.m. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the truck was traveling on the southbound exit ramp of I-85 onto I-26 eastbound when it overturned on the exit’s curve.

Map showing location where a lumber truck overturned on the exit ramp from the southbound I-85 to the eastbound 26 in Spartanburg, SC on February 24, 2012.
The driver of the tractor trailer was identified as Ronnie Lavelle Thomas, 29, of Stillmore, Georgia. Authorities charged Thomas with driving too fast for conditions.

No injuries were reported at the time of the accident.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.