MACHIPONGO, Va., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A tractor-trailer carrying pork products collided with a box truck in Virginia, spilling about 20 tons of frozen pork onto U.S. Highway 13, officials said.
The crash happened around 4 a.m. Thursday near Machipongo, Va., The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported.
One person was taken to a hospital, while crews worked to clean up about 41,000 pounds of frozen pork, said Sgt. Michelle Anaya, Virginia State Police spokeswoman.
The rig went around a curve, jackknifed and then went across the median about the same time that a box truck was heading south, Anaya said.
The driver of the box truck swerved and hit the trailer part of the rig head-on, causing debris to fly across the road along with the pork from the tractor-trailer.
The tractor-trailer driver, David Wade, 53, of Hampton, was charged with failure to maintain a lane of travel, Anaya said.
All lanes of U.S. 13 were closed until 11 a.m. while crews were cleaning up the pork and other debris.