Tractor-Trailer Goes Off 10-Foot Embankment On Hwy. 87 Monday Morning

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A tractor-trailer driver inadvertently drove off a 10-foot embankment on Highway 87 Monday morning after reaching for a drink. The man was heading south on Highway 87 from the construction cite near Pine to the construction site north of Payson when he lost control of the empty tractor-trailer near milepost 259 and went down a 10-foot embankment, said DPS Sgt. Terry Lincoln. The driver was reportedly reaching for something to drink when he lost control, Lincoln said. The man was wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries.

Traffic was obstructive shortly while a tow truck hauled the trailer out.

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