By David Helms/Pontotoc Progress
The driver of an eighteen-wheeler escaped serious injury Wednesday afternoon when his rig overturned on a Highway 278 access ramp and spilled his cargo of garbage headed for the Three Rivers Authority Landfill.
The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. when the eighteen wheeler, southbound on Highway 9 near Pontotoc, overturned as the truck turned right onto the Highway 278 four lane access ramp.
The large truck was carrying garbage which spilled out onto the road side.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
The access ramp was not blocked by the overturned truck, but wrecker trucks were on the scene at 3 p.m. preparing to right the rig.