Aug 5, 2010 5:58 AM

Accident Shuts Down I-75 South Near Berea

An injury accident on I-75 in Madison County has southbound lanes shut down.

The accident happened around mile marker 78, near Berea around 5 a.m. Officials say the driver of a semi lost control and flipped the rig. The truck then caught fire.

Officials say the driver walked away from the truck and will apparently be OK. He was a little dazed and suffered some minor injuries.

Officials say the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

Police shut down all three southbound lanes. They say they expect to reopen some lanes around 6:45 a.m.

LEX 18 has a crew on the scene. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.


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