Michigan Truck Driver Injured in Early Morning Wreck

August 26, 2014
Dwayne Page
Photo by Tim Pyles of Tim's Truck Service & Towing
Photo by Tim's Truck Service & Towing

A Michigan truck driver received minor injuries early Tuesday morning after his tractor trailer truck went off the road on Highway 56 at Center Hill Nursery.

Trooper Brandon Jackson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol told WJLE that 42 year old Darron Fleming was enroute from Columbus, Ohio to Morrison, Tennessee hauling brake parts when the passenger side tires went off the highway, causing the truck to lose control. The mishap occurred around 1:13 a.m.

According to Trooper Jackson, the truck went off the highway and down an embankment before flipping over on its side and sliding some fifty yards. The rig remained intact as it came to rest about 100 yards off the highway on the property of the nursery.

Fleming was taken by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital where he was treated for lacerations to his arms and head.

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