Semi spills produce on Pueblo highway

PUEBLO, Colo. - A truck driver was cited for careless driving after crashing and spilling a load of produce on Highway 96 Tuesday morning. 

The truck was eastbound on 96 near 4th Street when the crash happened.

Police say the driver thinks he drifted too close to the guardrail. He thinks the rear wheels on the trailor caught the guardrail first, causing the truck to spin out of control. 

After the driver lost control, the semi went up the embankment, hit a pumphouse and rolled over. 

Authorities don't believe speed was a factor, but say the lack of light may have contributed to the crash. 

The produce that spilled was being hauled to farms in Boone to be used in cattle feed.



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