Semi crashes near Othello, spills crushed cars all along the roadway

A semi crashed and dumped several crushed cars along Highway 17.

FRANKLIN CO., — A semi crash sent tons of crushed cars spilling into the roadway of Highway 17 near Othello Thursday morning.

The semi was hauling several crushed cars, but lost control on the road. The driver crashed into the concrete barrier, spilling the crushed cars all along the road. Both the eastbound and westbound lane were closed while road crews cleaned up.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, only minor injuries were sustained.

Collision on Hwy 17 at my 9. Both lanes are blocked. It will take a while for the road to be cleared. Collision involved…

Posted by Franklin County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, January 2, 2020