WATERMELON CRAWL… Big Rig Overturns Spilling Load Of Watermelons
St. Louis County, Missouri – A tractor-trailer hauling watermelons overturned along I-270 on Wednesday spilling out its load and causing quite a mess for motorists.
Authorities said the big rig which was traveling northbound at approximately 5:45 p.m. when it jackknifed and then struck a concrete barrier before overturning onto the driver’s side.
The wreckage blocked numerous lanes in both directions, according to officials.
Images from the scene show the trailer split open and dozens of watermelons strewn across the roadway.
Officials said they closed 3 northbound lanes as well as numerous southbound lanes while they worked to clean up the accident which brought traffic to a crawl during the rush hour commute.
The truck driver is reportedly not seriously injured.
Investigators have net yet revealed what led to the big rig overturning.