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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Dunnellon man injured after tractor-trailer overturns on U.S. 27 in Suwannee County

A 49-year-old man from Dunnellon is in serious condition after his tractor-trailer overturned on U.S. 27 in Suwannee County on Thursday afternoon.

At approximately 1:05 p.m., the man was traveling eastbound on U.S. 27 in a 2015 Peterbilt tractor that was pulling a cement tanker trailer, according to the Florida Highway Patrol incident report.

Shortly after the tractor-trailer passed 37th Road, the driver attempted to retrieve an object off the floorboard. While he was distracted, the vehicle drifted off the roadway and onto the grass shoulder.

The driver attempted to regain control by steering the tractor-trailer back onto the roadway. As the vehicle traveled onto the north shoulder, it overturned and came to a final rest on its left side.

The name of the driver was not released, per FHP policy.