Friday, June 01, 2012

Miami Truck Driver Critical In Glades Crash

Semi Overturns On US 27

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- Oscar Miguel Lopez, 65 of Miami is in critical condition after a crash on US27 near Palmdale in Glades County, Florida at 3:29 p.m. Thursday, May 31.

A 1999 Kenworth semi truck driven by Lopez was traveling south on US 27 in the inside lane. For unknown reasons, Lopez lost control of the vehicle and trailer and entered the west shoulder and sideswiped a guardrail. After sideswiping the guardrail, it then traveled through the guardrail downhill and overturned striking thick brush and shrubbery.

The truck and trailer came to final rest in the woods facing in a northerly direction. Lopez was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with critical injuries. An investigation continues on if alcohol was a factor. He was not wearing a seat belt.

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