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Tractor trailer overturns on SR 65

A 39-year-old Tampa man was unhurt when the tractor trailer he was driving overturned around 5 p.m. Saturday along State Route 65.

According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the semi was traveling in the northbound lane, just past Bloody Bluff Road, when it left the roadway  on to the east shoulder.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, which  by the lettering on the side appeared to be transporting for Family Dollar, then tried to overcorrect to the left. The vehicle’s right rear trailer portion collided with a tree, which the report said caused its rear tandems to separate from the trailer.

The tractor-trailer entered back onto the roadway while overturning onto its passenger side., before coming to rest across both lanes of travel, facing northwest on its passenger side..

The Florida Highway Patrol was assisted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department and Weems ambulance, although no transport of the driver was needed.

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