Driver Dead After Tanker Overturns On I-75 In Laurel County

5 hours 40 minutes ago

Crews are on scene of a fatal accident on Interstate 75 northbound near mile marker 37 in Laurel County.

Laurel County Coroner identified the victim as 40-year-old Shawn Sweatt of Pell City, Ala.

Sweatt was driving a 2001 Kenworth Tractor Trailer when he came upon a slow moving vehicle. He swereved to avoid the vehicle leaving the road and overturning on his top.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected factor in the crash. Sweatt was pronounced dead on the scene.

Crews did open one lane around 6 p.m. and the others remained closed while firefighters remove the material from the tanker. Officials say the material is non-hazardous.

The coroner also said that no autopsy will be performed.