A tractor-trailer driver escaped serious injury when his rig rolled over on Route 20 in the Town of Bridgewater early Friday morning.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says 61- year Joel Reach of Unadilla swerved to avoid hitting a deer.

His tractor trailer left the road, hit a ditch and climbed a steep embankment before rolling over onto its side and coming to rest in a ditch.

Deputies say Reach was hauling an empty milk tanker.

Reach was able to get out of the cab and was not injured.  He was ticketed for failing to keep right.

A portion of Route 20 was closed for three hours due to the accident.


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