SYLACAUGA, Ala. – On Friday morning around 10:30, first responders reported to the intersection of Hwy. 21 and Hwy. 280 after a transfer truck overturned.
The truck, carrying chicken wings, was exiting Hwy. 280 west onto Hwy. 21 south when it overturned.
According to Sylacauga Fire Chief Adam Gardner, the driver of the truck tried to make the right-handed turn while going too fast, causing the truck and trailer to overturn and slide into the Hwy. 21 north lane towards Montgomery, blocking traffic coming into and out of Sylacauga on Hwy. 21.
Gardner told SylacaugaNews.com the driver said the brakes in the truck failed, but that did not seem to be the case due to tire marks leading down the exit ramp. The truck’s contents spilled out onto the highway.
Gardner said the truck was traveling from Georgia, but did not know its final destination.
Currently, emergency and tow crews are working to clean the crash site. Traffic is blocked but moving intermittently as police direct traffic.
Gardner said the site should be clear by 2:30 p.m. He warned drivers to drive safely and slowly while emergency crews are on the scene.