Big Mess: Semi Loses Control, Overturns During Treacherous Travel

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BEDFORD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - A 19 Action News travel alert this hour.

A tractor-trailer lost control, hit a tree and overturned while traveling on slick road conditions Monday evening on I-480 on a curve prior to I-271 South.

The trailer dislodged from the rest of the unit and rolled down the hill. The cab ended up on its side with the driver trapped inside.

The driver was air lifted to Metro. No word on his condition but 19 Action News has learned he was alert and speaking with officers.

Just one lane of I-271 South is open while crews work to clear the accident. Motorists are urged to avoid the area or allow extra time to get past the accident scene.

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