Saturday , January 16 2021

A fatal accident involving a timber transport truck near Shave Bridge in Nassau County





Timber truck drivers have died after being turned upside down at a median in Nassau County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The incident occurred around 6:25 am on State Road 200 on Piney Island Drive near Shave Bridge.

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PHOTO: Log truck upside down at the median in Nassau County

According to forces, the timber truck driver, identified as John Glendel Milton, 66, from Folkston, Georgia, was traveling east on the left lane of State Road 200 and ran from the road to the grassy and rolled median.

The FHP said after the truck overturned and spilled its load, another vehicle was hit by logs and reversed in the median.

The 21-year-old driver from the second vehicle suffered minor injuries, authorities said.

Traffic in the area is experiencing serious delays.

Some viewers tell Jax Action News that they have been sitting in traffic for at least an hour.

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At the moment, the Nassau County Sheriff's Office says there is one traffic lane that is open in each direction: one Eastbound SR 200 line is open and one lane westward SR 200 is open.

FHP is investigating why timber truck drivers are losing control.


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