Beaufort News

Update: Truck carrying portable toilets lands in Savannah River after I-95 crash

A flat-bed truck carrying portable toilets ended up in the Savannah River on Wednesday after a tractor trailer crashed into the back of it on Interstate 95 near the S.C. state line, according to a WTOC report.

The force of the crash, which occurred at about 1 p.m. in northbound lanes, caused the flat-bed truck to land in the river. The driver sat on the roof of the truck until emergency personnel reached him, WTOC reported.

The man was transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The highway was shut down to one lane of traffic on the northbound side of the bridge as crews attempt to remove the truck from the river, WTOC said. No word on what if any environmental damage might have occurred.

The highway was fully open again by 5 p.m.

The crash is being handled by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Georgia State Patrol, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police, Savannah Fire and the Coast Guard.

Drivers should avoid the area.