FedEx truck overturns, spills packages onto I-75

A FedEx tractor-trailer overturned Tuesday morning in middle Georgia, tossing packages across I-75 and causing major traffic jams.

No injuries were reported in the 10:30 a.m. crash just north of Macon in Monroe County. But many packages, including valuables and Christmas presents, were scattered across the northbound lanes. Some debris also scattered onto the southbound side of I-75.

Workers used a bulldozer-type vehicle to push piles of packages, grapefruits and presents from the roadway, The Macon Telegraph reported.

Lewis May, who works as a wrecker for Buice’s Garage in Forsyth, collected scattered Redbox DVDs in a broken cardboard box, the newspaper reported. May said the truck was carrying a lot of valuable cargo.

“The most valuable thing I’ve probably seen is a lot of laptops,” May said.

FedEx dispatched a team to the crash scene to assist with cleanup, a spokeswoman told The Telegraph. Customers were advised to track their packages on or to call 1-800-GoFedEx. I-75 re-opened later Tuesday afternoon.

The Georgia crash happened one day after a FedEx truck crashed in New Jersey, spilling packages on I-287 in Mahwah.