Overturned Tractor-Trailer Causing Traffic in Sebastian

Tractor-Trailer accident causing delays in Sebastian, Florida.
Tractor-Trailer accident causing delays in Sebastian, Florida. (Photo: Janet Kennedy)

SEBASTIAN – A tractor-trailer that overturned earlier this morning is causing delays on U.S. Highway 1.

According to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, the crash was reported at 7:05 a.m. where the semi overturned near the SunTrust Bank at the corner of Barber Street and U.S. Highway 1 in front of Publix.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver was heading south on U.S. 1 when the tractor-trailer hit the median.

FHP Trooper Josh Gentry told Sebastian Daily that the driver was transported to a hospital with a bad arm injury. Gentry said the driver didn’t have any life threatening injuries.

The driver then over-corrected and turned a 180-degree angle before overturning, according to the FHP.

The truck was carrying large boxes of wooden spoons.

We will publish another update when more information is available.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.