Tractor trailer rollover scatters celery, spinach and cauliflower across I-44 at Joplin

Joplin News First

JOPLIN, Mo. — About 11:30 p.m. late Monday night Joplin Dispatch were alerted to reports of a tractor trailer rollover crash along I-44 just east of Petro near 5.2 mm. 

The tractor trailer was traveling east and went into the median, the driver then overcorrected and the rig rolled to the left. Preliminary information gathered say the crash is attributed to ‘tired driver’ but they are still investigating.

CRASH ALONG I-44 EASTBOUND AT JOPLIN NEAR 5.2 MM SHORTLY AFTER JOPLIN FIRE DEPT ARRIVAL.

The driver was not injured in the crash. He remained on the scene during the recovery.

The trailer is carrying fresh vegetables. Scattered all over the highway. It is packaged celery, spinach and cauliflower. And large amounts have broken out of their packaging.

M&M Wrecker are removing the contents of the trailer and the wreck. It will take hours, into the early morning. It should be done by the 5 a.m. commute we are told.

SCREENSHOT OF TRAFFIC AS THR CRASH OCCURRED SHORTLY AFTER 11:30 p.m.

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