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Semi-Truck Accident Closes Capitol City Freeway

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A semi-truck driver going too fast around a curve flipped his trailer onto it’s side and strewing the load of corn he was hauling all over the road. The accident happened just outside of Sacramento on the Capitol City Freeway at the Marconi curve. The accident happened around 3 a.m.

A few minutes before the wreck, the truck driver had been reported by fellow motorists for reckless driving, Sgt. Ryan Houdeshell said. Witnesses reported the truck was going 90 to 100 mph, Houdeshell said, far too fast for the road.

The wreck blocked two of the three westbound lanes for several hours, and all lanes were shut down in both directions from around 4:30 a.m. until nearly 8 a.m.

The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital for his injuries. No one else was injured. The California Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident.