Driver Injured in Semi Crash

An 18-wheeler crashed into two buildings in Cottondale.

Shortly before noon, eyewitnesses say the driver of the semi started drifting to the left side of the southbound lane of Highway 231 then flew headlong into two vacant buildings.

The driver was conscious following the accident and was heard from inside the buildings calling for help.

After towing a part of the trailer out of the rubble, crews were able to free the driver using the Jaws of Life.

Cottondale officials say the buildings are a total loss.

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