Driver cited in tractor-trailer crash that blocked I-285 for hours

A driver has been cited in a tractor-trailer crash that blocked portions of I-285 for nearly six hours Tuesday.

Steven Thomas Selwold, 55, of South Carolina, was issued a citation on a charge of failure to maintain lane, Doraville police spokesman Officer Gene Callaway told

He was coming off I-285 onto the westbound ramp to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard when the truck swerved and tipped over, according to police.

Selwold was injured and taken to Northside Hospital for treatment. 

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, but the ramp and some northbound lanes were closed. The wreck started impacting traffic just before 6:15 a.m.,  the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center reported. 

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“There’s huge paper rolls on this thing” that weigh about 8,500 pounds, Callaway said.

“One of those big wreckers” was brought in “to unload these bad boys” to get the truck upright, he said.

A wrecker clears an overturned tractor-trailer from the I-285 West ramp to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. The truck tipped over about 6:15 a.m. Tuesday and blocked the ramp for several hours. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Crews did that and reopened I-285 North just after noon.

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