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Strawberry truck overturns on I-81, 2 hurt

Tuesday - 4/16/2013, 8:50am  ET

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Virginia State Police are investigating an accident on Interstate 81 in Wythe County in which a tractor-trailer carrying 50,000 pounds of strawberries overturned.

State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the drivers of the tractor-trailer and a pickup truck were taken by ambulance to a hospital with minor injuries Monday afternoon.

Geller says the northbound tractor-trailer crossed into the median and overturned in the southbound lanes on top of the pickup truck at the 81-mile marker.

The tractor-trailer's driver was charged with reckless driving, failing to wear a seat belt and several drug counts, including possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

The crash remains under investigation.


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