Tractor-trailer overturns in Escambia County

Photo: A tractor-trailer overturned in a ditch in Escambia County on March 8, 2018 Source: WEAR Markus Morris

A Pensacola truck driver sustained minor injuries Thursday morning after overturning a tractor-trailer into a ditch just north of 9 1/2 Mile Road.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release, Jeff Parker, 44, was driving south on Old Palafox Road at 3:20 a.m. when he failed to maintain control of the tractor-trailer he was driving.

As a result, the vehicle traveled off the roadway, collided with a ditch, and came to a final rest on the east shoulder of Old Palafox Road laying on its driver said, the press release stated.

Further details of the FHP press release state that Parker was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital for minor injuries.

Criminal charges are pending an FHP investigation.

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