18-wheeler overturns, spills 45,000 pounds of aluminum
A 18 wheeler hauling 45,000 pounds of aluminum left the roadway and overturned near the Talladega/Lincoln exit on interstate 20 Thursday afternoon. The heavy load ruptured the trailer spilling down the embankment. Driver Luther Johnson of Belzoni, Mississippi said “to be honest I may have nodded off” and added “when it was over and my eyes were open I was thankful.” Lincoln Fire and Rescue personnel pulled Johnson out of the cab through the front windshield. Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Lincoln Police Department and Alabama State troopers responded to the scene.