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Semi Truck Rolls Over On I-182

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PASCO, Wash.-- A semi truck travelling westbound on I-182 rolled on its side ealier this morning causing traffic back-up and delays.

The driver says the truck veered into a ditch, and while he tried to turn it back onto the road the weight of the trailer caused the whole truck to turn on its side.

The semi was carrying 12,000 pounds worth of produce and was heading to California. The driver can't believe how fast it all happened, but State Patrol says this type of accident is not unusual.

"It was very bizarre because it happened in seconds and you really didn't feel it," said Dexter Crockett, the semi truck driver. "It felt like something was holding us together other than the seat belt, so we wouldn't get hurt," he said.

"It's not uncommon for a semi collision to block the whole roadway and I think that it is a priority to get traffic moving," said Bryan Ball, Washington State Patrol Trooper.

Traffic got moving pretty fast. The Department of Transportation got to the scene about 15 minutes after the accident, and traffic was opened up to one lane. The driver says he's glad he was wearing a seatbelt which kept him safe from any injuries.

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