Tractor trailer driver injured after vehicle overturns in Campbell County

(TDOT)

CARYVILLE (WATE) – The driver of a tractor trailer was taken by ambulance to the hsopital after his truck overturned on Interstate 75 South.

Paul W Mbatia, 34, of Tulsa, Oklahoma was transported by Campbell County Emergency Medical Service to Tennova Medical Center in LaFollette, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP). They said he lost control of his vehicle, driving off the interstate, through a guardrail and over an embankment.

The accident happened at around 4:00 a.m. Friday. THP said the tractor trailer came to rest 41 feet off the road. Tennessee Department of Transportation crews had to block right lanes of the interstate for several hours while they worked to recover the vehicle.

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