Friday afternoon just before 5 pm
Many folks were late starting their weekend plans on Friday afternoon.
The Cougars baseball opponent, Mc Creary Central from Kentucky, was late getting to Brown-Archer Field. And First Responders had quite a task ahead. A little before 5 pm, the call of an overturned 18-wheeler on America’s most traveled interstate, I-75, came in to E-911 Dispatch.
The big rig turned on its side about a hundred feet south of the south Caryville exit (MM 134) spilling out its load of fine metal asbestos. I-75 was shutdown in both directions for a while and was not fully open until late Friday night. Further complicating matters, there was an accident on Highway 116 (alternate route) around 5:30 pm at the Vasper underpass. Three people were taken to the hospital from that mishap. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/24/2018-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF CARYVILLE FIRE CHIEF EDDIE HATMAKER)