AUGUSTA, Ga. — A truck driver suffered only minor injuries Monday after crashing their 18-wheeler filled with paint into a murky Georgia canal along Interstate 20.
The accident happened on eastbound I-20 near the South Carolina State Line, according to Georgia officials. No other vehicles were involved.
The eastbound lanes were closed overnight after the late-Monday-afternoon crash.
A wrecker crew worked Tuesday to successfully remove the tractor-trailer from the water, its headlights still shining.
The Georgia Department of Transportation reported at least one lane of I-20 could remain closed until Thursday, if not later.
Since the truck was hauling paint, hazardous materials and environmental crews were called to the scene as a precaution.
An oily sheen on the water’s surface surrounded the wreckage Tuesday. Authorities have not said what caused the wreck. The driver was not identified.
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