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Tractor-trailer smashes through I-95 median

Posted March 30, 2011 5:42 a.m. EDT
Updated March 30, 2011 6:20 a.m. EDT

— A tractor-trailer smashed through the median and ended up on the opposite side of Interstate 95 in Benson early Wednesday, state troopers said.

Pedro Amaya-Garcia, 36, of Virginia, was going north on I-95, near the juncture with Interstate 40, when his truck went through the guardrail and across the southbound lanes, troopers said. The tractor-trailer ran off the shoulder, jack-knifed and struck several trees.

Amaya-Garcia was OK, troopers said. He was charged with reckless driving.

Troopers said the truck was hauling dozens of large rolls of newspaper print. It was headed to Virginia.