Wreck blocks I-85

October 28, 2009 6:47:57 PM PDT
A traffic accident blocked the southbound lanes of Interstate 85 near Club Boulevard Wednesday afternoon. Durham police said the southbound lanes were completely shut down between the Club Boulevard and Roxboro Road. One northbound lane was also closed.

The accident happened at 1:45 p.m. when a northbound flatbed truck crossed the median and overturned in the southbound lanes.

Police said the truck was carrying a load of gray water-based paint, which spilled on the highway.

The truck driver told officers he was driving northbound on I-85 when a vehicle pulled in front of him, causing him to swerve, and strike a guardrail.

The truck driver suffered a hip injury.

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