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LOWNDES CO., AL (WSFA) -
A commercial truck carrying a load of Mountain Dew soft drinks crashed and overturned along a stretch of Interstate 65 in Lowndes County early Wednesday morning.
Authorities subsequently made the decision to shut down the southbound lanes marker 148 between Letohatchee and Fort Deposit. Those lanes reopened around 12:30pm, approximately eight hours after being closed.
The truck driver was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with injuries. No other details concerning his condition are currently known.
A second crash occurred at the scene around 5:35am when a vehicle collided with a Lowndes County Sheriff's patrol car. According to witnesses the deputy was about five feet outside his car when another vehicle hit his patrol car, then him.
The deputy sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. He now has been released from the hospital to rest at
home. He had no broken bones, only bruises. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.
According to State Troopers, the southbound lanes were not re-opened until equipment could arrive to remove the 18-wheeler and all the spilled cans.
Authorities dealt with a very similar situation just 24 hours earlier when a commercial truck fire force the closure of lanes of I-85. Several hours later, a Tallassee police officer was struck by an automobile while directing traffic. There were no life-threatening injuries in that incident.