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18-wheeler driver suffers minor bruises, cuts after crash

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Photo from Jones County Fire Council Photo from Jones County Fire Council

 A truck driver escapes injury following a collision.

 The Jones County Fire Council, which provided the photo, says  Kenneth Eldridge, 62, was traveling south on Luther Hill Road in his 18-wheeler this morning. 

Officials say Eldridge's steering wheel locked up – and he adds he hit the accelerator instead of the break -- when his rig ran off the road.  Eldridge's truck sideswiped several small trees -- and crashed on into a large tree. 

Authorities found Eldridge shaken with minor bruises and cuts.

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