Overturned Semi in Lee County

There was a single vehicle accident in Lee County on Wednesday morning. A semitruck and trailer was traveling South Bound on Highway 218/27 in the 2800 block when the vehicle left the roadway into the West Bound ditch, causing the truck to overturn. This caused damage to a property fence line.

The semi-tractor and trailer sustained disabling damage and was subsequently towed from the scene. The driver, Charles Smith of Clinton, did not report any injuries at the time of the incident and this was the only vehicle involved in the accident. The estimated damage is $30,000.