A semi-trailer overturned on County Road 360 on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 11:32 a.m. after being placed out of service by a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement trooper earlier that day.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, a Ford LN9000 semi-trailer, driven by Klayton Daniel Rowell, 24, of Greenville, was traveling southbound on a “No truck allowed” zone while pulling a trailer on County Road 360, approximately 50 feet north of CR 14. As Rowell was traveling, he swerved right attempting to avoid striking another vehicle that was turning south onto CR 360. As a result of him swerving right to avoid striking the unknown vehicle, he loss control. This caused the semi-trailer to overturn on its right side and onto the west shoulder of the roadway.
The vehicle came to final rest on the west shoulder of CR 360 facing south. According to the FHP report, the driver stated, “I was absolutely aware that this roadway was a no trucks allowed road. I was just trying to avoid the highways because I was just placed “out of service” by a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Trooper earlier this morning”.
All lanes on County Road 360, approximately 50 feet north of County Road 14, were closed for approximately 25 minutes while local crewmen and wreckers attempted to pull the overturned semi and trailer back in its upright position.
This incident was investigated and complete without any property damage or injuries, other than the semi-trailer itself. Rowell was charged with failure to obey a traffic control device.