CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – According to a release from the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), a tractor-trailer overturned into a ditch near a railroad in Carter County Saturday evening.
The semi overturned near 1366 Piney Flats Road in Watauga, according to the release. The THP told News Channel 11 that no collision happened between the semi-truck and the train. Officials went on to say the incident posed no spillage threat or hazmat risk to neighboring residents.
News Channel 11 was on the scene where the incident occurred. First responders were scene using a crane system to upright the overturned semi. A stopped train was on the tracks upright beside the overturned semi.
The THP said the train’s conductor was able to spot the overturned tractor-trailer and come to a stop before reaching it.
THP said the driver was injured after the semi ran off the road and into the ditch.
According to THP, there are no charges pending.