Chipley man overturns semi, minor injuries

Published: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 11:14 AM.

CHIPLEY - Florida Highway Patrol reports that Gregory John Tavares, 56, of Chipley overturned a 2007 Volvo Semi at 3:55 the morning of Aug. 6 on Rolling Pines Road, west of Ratcliff Circle, causing only minor injuries to himself.

According to the report, Tavares was westbound on Rolling Pines Road, negotiating a right curve when he failed to properly negotiate the curve it caused the vehicle to cross the center double line.

Tavares attempted to correct the semi by steering to the right, however he was unable to regain control causing the vehicle to overturn onto its left side and continued southwest before coming to a final rest in the eastbound lane as well as the south shoulder.

Tavares was using his seatbelt and alcohol was not related, according to the report.

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