Strawberry Truck Overturns on I-81, 2 Hurt

Tractor-trailer carrying 50,000 pounds of strawberries overturned Monday afternoon

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013  |  Updated 7:54 AM EDT
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A tractor-trailer carrying 50,000 pounds of strawberries overturned on Interstate 81 in Wythe County Monday afternoon.

The northbound tractor-trailer crossed into the median and overturned in the southbound lanes on top of a pickup truck, said Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller. It happened at the 81-mile marker.

The drivers of both the tractor-trailer and the pickup truck were transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

The tractor-trailer's driver was charged with reckless driving and failing to wear a seat belt.

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