The driver of an 18-wheeler that overturned Tuesday morning told authorities the wreck was caused by a shifting load of paper.
The driver of an 18-wheeler that overturned Tuesday morning told authorities the wreck was caused by a shifting load of paper.

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Overturned 18-wheeler shuts down Fourth Avenue North in Clanton (updated)

Published 8:41am Tuesday, January 21, 2014

An 18-wheeler hauling paper overturned on Fourth Avenue North, or Highway 22, near Clanton Accounting at about 5:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The road was shut down while the wreck was being cleaned up, according to Clanton Police Chief Brian Stilwell, and re-opened about noon.

The truck, which was traveling east, struck a power pole, contributing to the delay because the truck couldn’t be righted until the electricity situation was addressed.

No injuries were reported.

The driver told authorities he thinks his load shifted, causing the wreck.

“He said that he could feel his load shift because it was just stacked with pallets of paper,” Stilwell said. “We’re still trying to determine exactly what happened.”

The incident is under investigation by CPD accident investigator Darryl Bone.

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