Dump Truck Overturns, Spills Load of Dirt on Hwy. 72 in Limestone Co.

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A dump truck carrying a load of dirt overturned on Highway 72 eastbound Thursday, blocking traffic.

The truck turned on its side near Reid Road.  The truck hit a tractor-trailer.

The driver of the dump truck was taken to Athens-Limestone Hospital, but should be okay.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt.

Highway 72 was closed in this area due to the large amount of dirt on the road.  Sweepers are still finishing the cleanup and the road should be opened shortly.

Alabama State Troopers are investigating further.