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    50,000 pounds of peas spill onto I-66 in tractor-trailer crash

    By Gabby Allen,


    FAUQUIER COUNTY, Va. ( DC News Now ) — A crash on I-66 in Fauquier County on Friday caused thousands of pounds of peas to spill out onto the westbound lanes.

    Virginia State Police (VSP) said the single-vehicle crash happened at 8:10 a.m. on I-66 at the 24-mile marker. An International tractor-trailer was traveling west when a car made an unsafe lane change, causing the trailer to run off the left side of the road, collide with a guardrail and overturn in the median.

    At the time, the tractor-trailer was hauling 50,000 pounds of peas, causing them to spill out onto the roadway.

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    The cleanup caused the westbound lanes to close for several hours.

    The driver, a 54-year-old man from Suffolk, Va., was not hurt in the crash. He was wearing a seatbelt at the time, a VSP spokeswoman said.

    The crash remains under investigation.

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