Update: Victim In Fatal Semi Crash In Laurel County Identified

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 2/18 12:09 am
State Police have identified a truck driver who died Monday afternoon in a crash along Interstate 75 in Laurel County.

Investigators said Shawn Sweatt, 40, of Pell City, Alabama, was killed when he swerved to avoid a slow moving vehicle in front of him in the northbound lane of I-75 near the 37-mile marker.

State Police said the 2001 Kenworth Tractor Trailer Sweatt was driving, left the road and overturned on its top.

Sweatt died at the scene. 

State Police said no other vehicles were involved.

Investigators said drugs and alcohol were not suspected factors in the crash.

The accident led to temporary lane closures and lengthy traffic backups.

The crash remained under investigation.
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