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Tractor trailer off road in Sullivan County

By Derek Stetzler, News Producer, dstetzler@wcyb.com
Published On: Jul 03 2013 06:07:50 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 03 2013 03:46:10 PM CDT
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SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -

Crews were cleaning a section of Interstate 81 Wednesday morning after a tractor trailer carrying strawberries ran off the road.

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office tells us the driver told officers he swerved to avoid a deer. That's when officers say the truck ran off the right side of the road and ended up in a group of trees.

We're told the driver has minor injuries but is expected to be okay.

The interstate was open after the accident, but traffic was slow in the area while crews worked to the get truck out of the trees.