Semi Overturns on SR 85 Near Lewis Turner Blvd Causing Traffic Problems

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09/09/2016

A tractor trailer hauling tree debris overturned on SR 85 just north of Lewis Turner Blvd after failing to negotiate the turn correctly.

On September 9, 2016 at approximately 10:06 AM, James Bengton, of DeFuniak Springs, FL, was traveling eastbound on Lewis Turner Blvd in a 1999 Freightliner tractor trailer hauling tree debris. While in the outside left turn lane, Bengton attempted to make a left turn onto SR 85. Bengton failed to negotiate the turn properly and the semi overturned onto its right side in the northbound merge lane of SR 85 just north of the intersection.

Bengton was wearing his seatbelt and was cited for careless driving. The semi sustained an approximate$20,000.00 in damage. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident.

 

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