Big rig carrying potatoes crashes on I-80 near Penryn

By: Journal Staff Report
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A tractor-trailer rig carrying 40,000 pounds of potatoes left Interstate 80 and crashed near Penryn late Monday. The crash took place at 11:45 p.m. Monday on westbound I-80, near Rock Springs Road. California Highway Patrol Officer David Martinez said that the truck and trailer sustained extensive damage while the driver suffered minor injuries. Alcohol was not a factor and no arrest was made, he said. Cause of the crash was unknown, Martinez said. The potatoes were offloaded to another trailer, Martinez said.