WATCH: Tractor-trailer overturns on I-26 after driver fails to stop for police

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Police say a tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 26 Monday after its driver failed to stop for police.

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation SmartWay Traffic Map, the crash was reported at 12:13 p.m. near mile marker 7.4.

After receiving a call about a tractor-trailer driving erratically, Johnson City police located the vehicle and attempted to stop it inside their jurisdiction, according to the Kingsport Police Department.

“The vehicle failed to stop and continued to travel erratically toward Kingsport,” said KPD Public Information Officer Tom Patton. “JCPD continued to follow the vehicle, in an attempt to get it to stop, until it reached the City of Kingsport, eventually overturning into the median near the Rock Springs Road interchange. The driver only received minor injuries that were treated at the scene.”

Kingsport police are investigating the crash while Johnson City police are handling “all other aspects” of the incident, including any charges against the driver.

TDOT continues to report traffic delays in the area of 5:30 p.m.

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