Crash Closes Down I-24

Truck crashes loaded with washing powder

Traffic along I-24 in the east bound lane was halted yesterday morning when a tractor trailer truck overturned. According to the THP the truck was hauling washing powders and fell into Bean Creek at the 120 mile marker on the interstate. Firefighters, deputies and ambulance personnel had to dig through the washing powder to free the driver from the truck. According to trooper Jason Boyles, the washing powder spilled into the roadway as well as into the creek. Coffee County Emergency Management Agency Director Allen Lendley was called to the scene because of possible environmental impact. Also members of the Hillsboro Fire Department and Coffee County Ambulance Service were called to the scene. One lane of the interstate was reopened around 2:45 a.m. and all lanes were reopened around 5:15 a.m.