A multiple vehicle accident on I-85 yesterday morning caused a two-hour back-up as emergency personnel worked to clear the roadway.
Two collisions near exit 57 in Auburn were reported, possibly caused by a the driver of a pickup truck pulling a utility trailer who fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a wall. The vehicle then overturned and caused a chain reaction as drivers braked and created a second collision. Three passenger vehicles and two commercial trucks were involved in the second collision.
An article from the Opelika-Auburn News reports:
The Lee County Health Department was also notified to respond to the scene because the box truck was full of produce.
“Anytime there is an accident involving a food product, the department is notified to condemn food to make sure it doesn’t end up on someone’s table,” Auburn police Lt. Will Mathews said.