Fatal accident on the Messina-Palermo in Sant'Agata di Militello: truck overturns, driver dies. Highway closed for hours


By John

Fatal accident on the A20 Messina-Palermo. For reasons still under investigation, a lorry overturned on its side between the Sant'Agata di Militello and Rocca di Capri Leone junctions, exactly just outside the tunnel on the Rosmarino viaduct. The driver of the vehicle transporting plants, Giuseppe Serio, 66 years old, from Palermo, lost his life. According to what has been learned, the man was crushed in the driving cab. Traffic officers and two teams from the fire brigade detachments of Sant'Agata di Militello and Patti were on site. The Messina Fire Brigade Headquarters called in a mobile crane to assist in removing the large vehicle from the road to restore traffic. 118 personnel with a doctor on board and ACI vehicles also intervened on site. The body was removed after the medical examiner arrived to confirm his death. The A20 motorway remained closed for hours with the obligatory exit at Rocca di Caprileone for those who had to continue to Palermo.