Troopers: 18-wheeler wreck caused by driver pulling out his toot - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Troopers: 18-wheeler wreck caused by driver pulling out his tooth

This is the 18-wheeler that crashed on I-20/59 near exit 79 on Sunday night. Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC This is the 18-wheeler that crashed on I-20/59 near exit 79 on Sunday night. Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

State troopers say the 18-wheeler crash that shut down I-20/59 near Tuscaloosa for hours late Sunday night through Monday morning was caused because the driver was pulling his tooth out.

The 18-wheeler went off I-20/59 northbound near exit 79, into a ditch and hit a tree around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25. The driver was not injured in the crash.

“The driver stated he lost control when he was pulling a tooth with his hands. He had the tooth in his shirt pocket as proof,” the crash report states.

No other vehicles were involved. The wreck shut down the interstate between exits 76 and 79 until around 9 a.m. Monday, when troopers opened up one lane to traffic.

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