No injuries after tractor-trailer jackknifes, shuts down I-475

bpurser@macon.comMay 18, 2013 

WARNER ROBINS -- No one was injured Saturday afternoon when a tractor-trailer jackknifed, closing three lanes of northbound Interstate 475 for a few hours, a Bibb County sheriff’s spokesman said.

Oscar Miller, 64, of Cohutta, the operator and owner of the tractor-trailer, was not hurt in the single-vehicle crash at 1:34 p.m. near Mile Marker 6, said Bibb County Lt. Sean DeFoe, public information officer.

Miller told authorities he came up behind another vehicle that had come to a near stop on the interstate, slammed on the brakes and moved into another lane to avoid hitting the vehicle, DeFoe said.

The tractor-trailer skidded, hitting the concrete median and causing the tractor-trailer to jackknife, DeFoe said.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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