18-wheeler misses turn in LaGrange, goes 80 feet off U.S. 27

An 18-wheeler went some 80 feet off the road in LaGrange, Ga. early today when it missed its turn off U.S. 27, the Georgia State Patrol said.

The tractor-trailer was making a turn about 4:30 a.m. at Fernwood Drive and U.S. 27 in north LaGrange when it went off the road, up an embankment and into a wood line. The driver was uninjured and the truck intact. The highway is unimpeded, though troopers said traffic could be slowed by onlookers.