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Update: I-5 to I-80 connector in Sacramento now open

Lettuce truck 'pretty much destroyed upon impact'

CHP's Sgt. Dave Barker describes the early morning wreck that closed down the ramp from northbound I-5 to eastbound I-80 for much of Monday.
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CHP's Sgt. Dave Barker describes the early morning wreck that closed down the ramp from northbound I-5 to eastbound I-80 for much of Monday.

A lettuce truck crashed into a tree early Monday along the northbound Interstate 5 connector to eastbound Interstate 80, shutting the freeway connector for most of the day.

The big rig hit the tree on the side of the road around 4:30 a.m. Monday. A diesel spill occurred as a result of the crash, and the driver was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Lettuce was still being unloaded from the truck around 1 p.m., and it took Caltrans until just before 5 p.m. to reopen the connector road.

Ellen Garrison: 916-321-1920, @EllenGarrison

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