Lettuce truck 'pretty much destroyed upon impact'
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.