The truck was improperly loaded, according to the Georgia State Patrol, and that caused the wreck.
Troopers says the truck was making a left turn from Barrett Road onto Athens Highway Monday morning at the time of the accident.
“The load shifted and caused the tractor-trailer to overturn,” according to the preliminary report on the accident, which occurred about 6:00. The right lane of Athens Highway was blocked for about three hours, snarling rush-hour traffic.
HALL CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE FACEBOOK POSTING:
“MORNING RUSH HOUR DELAYS!
Be aware of traffic delays on Athens Highway (US 129) at Barrett Road where a log truck has overturned on its side. The southbound lane of Athens Highway is closed at this time. HCSO deputies are on the scene directing traffic. The Georgia State Patrol is leading the accident investigation.”