Driver crushes trailer under railroad trestle

Published 1:31 pm Tuesday, August 23, 2005

By By Adam Prestridge
A truck driver misjudged the height of his trailer and crushed it after attempting to go under the 12-foot train trestle on West Owens Street Friday morning.
The driver of the Kasbur National 18-wheeler, Frank E. Sealy, 64, of Mount Pleasant, Tenn., got his trailer wedged under the trestle at around 8:15 a.m. and opted to back out crushing it like an aluminum can. It also caused minor damage to the cab of the truck.
According to Atmore Police chief Jason Dean Sealy told him at the scene that he unloaded some materials at one of the businesses in Industrial Park and had asked directions from an employee.
Dean said that Sealy was attempting to get to Florida before making the wrong turn.
Fortunately there was no damage to the train trestle.
The inspector was from Alabama Gulf Coast Railway inspector out of Monroeville.
Conway towing out of Evergreen was called in to tow the trailer, which Dean is almost positive is totaled.
Dean said accidents like Friday's don't happen often.
No one was injured in the accident.

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