A tractor-trailer driver said he was forced off Otter Gap road Thursday morning by an early 2000's model red Ford F250. The driver of the semi, Jon Vincent, 29, of Lincoln, said the driver of the pickup was over in the opposite lane and did not attempt to move over, slow down, or stop afterward.
Vincent was able to stop the truck just a few feet before an even steeper grade would have forced the truck into a creek. "It could've been a whole lot worse than it was" he said, as he pointed to the creek. He was returning from hauling a load of corn so luckily, the truck was empty. "It's a good thing it was empty...It would probably be upside down if it wasn't."
The tractor trailer was owned by Andy Alford, of Alford Farms. He said that the truck only had minor damage and no one was reported injured. Sheriff Shane Doyle was at the scene. "Thankfully, Mr. Vincent had Somebody watching over him," said the Sheriff. "It's very important to drive slowly and use extra caution on our small, secondary roads, especially at curves and where there is low shoulder. If there had been injuries, the other driver could be looking at criminal charges."
Edmonson Voice Staff
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