Dump truck overturns on Packwood Road

PACKWOOD ? A Winn Corp. dump truck hauling 18 tons of gravel overturned and blocked Packwood Road for just over two hours Monday morning.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff?s Office, at 9:20 a.m. Monday, Billy Winn, 72, of Ollie, was driving a Winn Corp. dump truck north on Packwood Road.

The truck?s tires dropped of onto the passenger-side shoulder just before the ?S?-curve south of Packwood. Winn attempted to correct the truck back onto the road, but lost control, and the truck rolled onto its passenger-side blocking both lanes of traffic.

The report stated Winn was transported by ambulance to Jefferson County Health Center with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Traffic was stopped for just over two hours while the scene was cleaned up.

The sheriff?s office was assisted by Packwood Fire and Rescue, Midwest Ambulance, Copeland Towing and Recovery and the Jefferson County Roads Department.