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Log Truck Overturns And Catches Fire On County Road 29

Septemeber 24, 2019 – 11:40 AM

WEIS Radio –

According to WEIS Radio: A stretch of County Road 29 in Rock Run was shut down for an extended period of time late Monday afternoon after a log truck overturned and caught fire.

The driver of the ’98 Mack truck – listed on the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency accident report as a resident of Muscadine, Alabama – managed to exit the rig under his own power, and was checked out at the scene, fortunately requiring no further medical treatment.

The accident occurred at 5:15 pm and motorists were forced to find an alternate route for a considerable length of time, as removing those logs from the roadway proved to be a major undertaking.

The McCords Fire Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Piedmont Rescue, Cherokee County EMA personnel, and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency all responded to the scene.

The cause of that accident remains under investigation by troopers.

A portion of the 11000 Block of County Road 29 in Rock Run was shut down for an extended period of time after a log truck overturned sending logs across the road and into the ditch and catching fire late Monday afternoon.

The McCords Fire Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies, Piedmont Rescue, Cherokee County EMA personnel and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency responded to the scene. The driver managed to get out of the vehicle and was treated at the scene by Piedmont Rescue on the scene and then released.

The exact cause of the accident and the fire both remain under investigation.

We will have additional details as soon as the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency accident report is available.

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