Trailer overturns, furniture spills onto roadway

All northbound lanes of US 301 at CR 218 reopen


CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – Crews cleaned up furniture that spilled onto a Clay County roadway after a tractor-trailer overturned early Thursday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Rooms To Go big rig ran off the road about 4:15 a.m. and overturned on U.S. 301 northbound near County Road 218.

Troopers said the driver, 43-year-old Cary Johnson, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Troopers are investigating the cause, but said Johnson may have fallen asleep and run off the road. Johnson may have woken up, over-corrected and overturned onto the roadway, troopers said.

When the trailer overturned, several pieces of furniture spilled onto the roadway, blocking several lanes.

All northbound lanes of U.S. 301, just north of County Road 218 were closed for several hours while crews removed the furniture from the roadway and towed the trailer away. The roadway reopened about 7:30 a.m.