Tractor Trailer Overturns, Driver Escapes Serious Injury

August 15, 2013
Dwayne Page
Tractor Trailer Overturns, Driver Escapes Serious Injury
Truck Driver from Oak Ridge Receives Minor Injuries in Wreck

A 42 year old truck driver from Oak Ridge lost control of his tractor trailer rig and overturned this morning (Thursday) on the Keltonburg Road, near the intersection with Students Home Road.

Trooper Jimmy Tisdale of the Tennessee Highway Patrol told WJLE that Olen Haisten, III was traveling west on Keltonburg Road when the truck dropped off the right shoulder. Haisten overcorrected and came back across the highway. The truck struck a ditch and flipped over on its side in a yard.

Haisten was treated at the scene by DeKalb EMS but he refused transport to the hospital. He was driving for the H.T. Hackney Company of Lenoir City which delivers goods to grocery stores. Haisten's truck had no cargo on board at the time of the accident.

A DeKalb County Sheriff's deputy was also on the scene.

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