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Police respond to overturned 18-wheeler

Paris Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Loop 286 and HWY 271, involving a single, overturned 18-wheeler attempting to take the on-ramp to the Loop while going to fast, according to Paris PD Public Information Officer, Curtis Garrett.

On December 04, 2012 officers and emergency personnel responded to the 10 block of NW Loop 286 in reference to a motor vehicle accident.

Investigators advised that an 18 wheeler was southbound on US Hwy 271 and attempted to turn right onto the NW Loop 286.

According to Garrett, the 18 wheeler was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed, and the truck and trailer flipped over onto it’s left side.

The trailer was loaded with rolls of paper.  The driver was from Odessa, Texas and was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.  No other property was damaged.

Paris Police Officers responded to 96 calls for service and arrested 5 persons on December 04, 2012.

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