This week saw its second huge tomato spill in California after a truck crashed south of Elk Grove on Friday morning.
According to reports, the crash occurred shortly before 8 a.m. on September 2 on southbound I-5 near the Grove Boulevard offramp near Elk Grove, California.
Local firefighters said, “Units arrived to find a commercial truck had dumped its load of tomatoes.”
No injuries were reported.
Video captured at the scene shows active lanes of traffic covered in smashed tomatoes.
Tomato’s all over SB I-5 past Elk Grove Blvd after rig carrying loses it trailer dumping them in road way. Driver is okay. #CHP checking to see if another vehicle was involved. @GoodDaySac @CBSSacramento @DinaKupfer @CameronCGlenn pic.twitter.com/f2AG5o8SZO
— DG (@CameraGuyDave1) September 2, 2022
It isn’t yet clear what led up to the crash or whether other vehicles were involved.
Tomatoes littering lanes all over SB I-5 between Elk Grove Blvd and Hood Franklin Rd. Sat in traffic for a few minutes on SB 5 on my way here, crews are cleaning up. @ABC10 pic.twitter.com/HMSN0d8z3U
— Jordan Tolbert (@jordantolberttv) September 2, 2022
A similar crash happened on I-80 in Vacaville, California on Monday, August 29 when a truck hauling tomatoes crashed, leaving the interstate covered in debris. Five other vehicles crashed in the slippery aftermath.
It’s been a rough week for pasta lovers. On top of the two tomato spills, a truck traveling in Memphis, Tennessee, spilled a large amount of alfredo sauce along northbound Interstate 55 near McLemore Avenue following a crash on Tuesday evening.