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Big rig overturns on I-26

Erica Yoon • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:00 AM

A tractor trailer overturned on I-26 near the Rock Springs Road Exit this morning, blocking one lane of traffic for almost three hours.

According to Kingsport Police Officer Aaron Grimes the truck's driver, Lester Duncan, no age or address available, suffered minor injuries during the wreck, but was not taken to the hospital.

Police said Duncan lost control of the big rig when it drifted onto the shoulder of the road. It then overturned and came to rest on its top.

The truck was carrying a shipment of PETG plastic pellets from Eastman's Kingsport manufacturing plant to the Port of Charleston. PETG is used to make various plastic items, such as outdoor signs.

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