Truck driver loses control of semi and runs into trees on I-94

By: Newscenter Sixteen
By: Newscenter Sixteen

An early morning crash had a loaded semi-tractor run off the interstate, into some trees and hang suspended over Trail Creek waterway.

Around 1 Wednesday morning a semi-tractor pulling a box trailer was headed east bound on I-94 when the driver, Charles Jackson, 55, says he lost control of the tractor. He says his wheel jerked to the right causing him to lose control.

The tractor went off the roadway, down into a ditch, through a tree line where the trailer got lodged in the trees and the tractor came to rest in trees suspended over Trail Creek.

Coolspring Volunteer Fire had to use chain saws to cut parts of the tree away to extricate Jackson from the semi. Jackson complained of pain and refused medical treatment.

The semi, owned by Reeves Brothers Trucking out of Lexington, Tennessee, had extensive damage to the tractor and trailer.

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