Updated: Overturned semi slows traffic on US 31

Staff Writer

At approximately 7:24 a.m. Richard Fletcher from Tennessee was driving his flatbed semi hauling a full load of lumber north bound on US 31 near the 229 mile marker when he said a vehicle went to pass him in the closed passing lane which is under construction. He said it caught him off guard and he drifted into the shoulder driving into the ditch, and rolling the semi. The semi came to rest on its roof. Richard was able to exit the semi with minor injuries and he was treated and released at the scene.