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FHP: Truck driver falls asleep at wheel, overturns semi on I-10

Jackknifed semi snarls traffic for hours on eastbound I-10 near Glen St. Mary

An overturned semi blocked all eastbound lanes of I-10 near Glen St. Marys exit for hours.
An overturned semi blocked all eastbound lanes of I-10 near Glen St. Marys exit for hours.

BAKER COUNTY, Fla. – An overturned semi is causing back-ups on the eastbound side of I-10 near the Glen St. Mary exit. Florida Highway Patrol is rerouting traffic to U.S. 90.

A news release from FHP said the driver of a tractor-trailer was traveling on the interstate when he dozed off. The truck traveled off the roadway and into the median, waking the driver.

He overcorrected, losing control and jackknifing the trailer across the eastbound lanes of I-10.

Several viewers messaged News4Jax’s Facebook page saying they were at a standstill on the interstate. Some said they had been sitting on the interstate for more than two hours.

There were injuries involved in the crash. A helicopter landed on I-10 briefly. An ambulance also responded. No other vehicles were involved.


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