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Truck carrying coal overturns, early Tuesday morning

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The Cleveland fire department responded with four companies to an overturned tractor trailer this morning.

It happened just after midnight on Interstate 75 in the southbound lanes about a half a mile north of Exit 25.

The truck ran off the road, hit an embankment and overturned spilling 20 tons of coal on the roadway.

Firefighters had to extricate the driver through the roof of the truck. The driver was injured and flown by Lifeforce to Erlanger.

The interstate was closed for over an hour as clean up continued. One southbound lane remained closed until 8 A.M.. 

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