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UPDATE | Tanker truck driver fell asleep, ran off roadway in Columbia County

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Published: Sep. 26, 2018 at 4:38 PM EDT
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Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

UPDATE 8:07 p.m.

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- One lane is open again on Old Appling-Harlem Highway at Wrightsboro Road.

5:48 p.m.

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Columbia County Sheriff's Office tells News 12 a fully-loaded milk tanker truck was driving south on Old Appling-Harlem Highway when the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

Driver Marcus Lafiamma Reeves says that's when he drifted onto the west shoulder and into a ditch.

It's unclear whether Reeves was injured in the crash.

The section of the roadway between Wrightsboro Rd and Powell Church Rd is blocked due to a fuel spill.

4:38 p.m.

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Crews are working an accident involving a tanker truck on the Old Appling-Harlem highway at Wrightsboro Road.

Reports say an environmental crew has been called in to help with a diesel leak.

Details on injuries and possible lanes blocked are limited as the scene is still active.

Stay with News 12, we are working to gather more information on this accident.