Hwy. 25 in Burke County re-opened after tractor trailer crash

Hwy. 25 in Burke County re-opened after tractor trailer crash
Overturned tractor trailer on Hwy. 25 N in Burke County (Lewis Blanchard)

BURKE COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - Hwy. 25 in Burke County is back open after a tractor trailer crash closed down 2 lanes.

Crews were able to clear the scene at around 3 p.m. According the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, the truck was traveling south on Hwy. 25. The driver, identified as a Mr. Winsett, told investigators he was attempting to eat while driving and went partially off the left shoulder of the road. He pulled the wheel and over-corrected, causing the truck to overturn in the median.

Winsett was ruled at fault and cited for distracted driving. He has a court date set for Feb. 7, 2019.

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