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Truck Loses Load of Watermelons on I-40

Posted July 3, 2007 8:34 a.m. EDT
Updated July 9, 2007 4:55 p.m. EDT

— An accident involving a watermelon truck caused traffic delays Tuesday morning on westbound Interstate 40 near Jones Sausage Road in Wake County.

A truck driven by Mickey Rooney Phillips, 38, of Goldsboro, was eastbound on I-40 when its trailer full of watermelons came loose, according to an accident report. The trailer crossed the highway median and struck a westbound vehicle driven by William Jeffry Ross, 39, of Clayton, according to the report.

The wreck scattered watermelons across the roadway, and two of the three westbound I-40 lanes were blocked as crews worked to clear the scene.