18-wheeler crashes, overturns on Mitchell Young Rd. - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

18-wheeler crashes, overturns on Mitchell Young Rd.

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

First responders responded to the scene of an 18-wheeler crash Tuesday afternoon on Mitchell Young Road after the driver lost control and ran into power lines.

The road was closed to traffic between U.S. Hwy. 80 and Catoma Elementary Schools as crews worked to clear the scene. Officials with the city of Montgomery say the roadway was cleared by around 4 p.m.

An off-duty police officer and a passerby stopped to help the truck driver. They also put out a small fire around the engine.

Several agencies including the Montgomery Sheriff's Office, the Montgomery police and fire departments, as well as crews from Alabama Power were on the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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