National Guard Truck Flips Over on Way to Tenn. Tornado Disaster Site

February 12, 2008

A Tennessee National Guard truck on the way to help tornado recovery efforts in Macon County turned over on the side of Interstate 40.

Randy Harris, a guard spokesman, said the five-ton truck was among other engineering units headed to the disaster area on Feb. 9 when it tipped over near the Bellevue, Tenn., exit.

Harris said the driver was injured and taken to a hospital, but his injuries were not critical.

It was not immediately clear what caused the truck to flip.

Harris said operations were under way to recover the vehicle.

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