Advertisement

20 tons of frozen pork spill onto U.S. 13

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.

Advertisement

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.

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement