On September 13, 2011 members from the DeFuniak Springs Police responded to an overturned trailer in the area of I-10 (State Road 8).
The overturned trailer was found by responding officers on the westbound on-ramp with approximately 39,000 pounds of scraped metal spilled on the shoulder of the roadway.
Further investigation by DeFuniak Springs Police revealed that the driver of the Semi-trailer had entered into the west bound on-ramp and began to negotiate the left angle curve approaching I-10.
The trailer overturned, spilling all of the scrap metal that was being transported. The Semi stayed upright, allowing the driver to escape without any injuries.
The semi-trailer was towed from scene and crews responded to remove the scrap metal from the roadway and shoulder area to prevent dangers to other motorist.
Lieutenant Tilman Mears
Special Operations Division Commander