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Truck’s brakes fail while hauling grapes in Napa Valley


A double trailer full of red grapes flew down an embankment in Napa Valley on Tuesday morning around 9:40 a.m.

According to California Highway Patrol, the truck went off the road west of Calistoga. The truck landed on Petrified Forest Road west of Franz Valley School Road in Napa County.

The driver of the truck told officials that his brakes may have failed; however, Officer Tracy Ross told The Press Democrat that the crash is still under investigation.

Street sweepers were needed at the scene of the accident to sweep the roadway clear of loose grapes.

Ross reported that the truck went through a fence and came to a stop near some trees and piles of wood.

The truck was the only vehicle involved. The driver was not injured.


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