Avocado Truck Overturns on I-15

A CalTrans camera shows traffic backing up in the area

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     An avocado truck rollover has sent boxes of produce spilling onto southbound Interstate 15 Monday afternoon. 

    The California Highway Patrol issued a Sig Alert for the I-15 area near Rancho Bernardo Road after five or six boxes of avocados were strewn across traffic lanes around 11:50 a.m. 

    The truck driver was heading southbound around 55 mph when his left-rear tire went flat, says the CHP.

    The driver lost control of the vehicle, spun out of control and overturned when the truck reached the shoulder. He was able to get out of the wreckage himself. 

    No other vehicles were involved in the crash. 

    CHP Officer Mark Boyle said flat or blown tires are especially dangerous when people overreact behind the wheel. 

    "First off, it starts with prevention by checking the pressure in your tires, especially with the heat coming on, the tires get hot and then they delaminate, and then it's bad news from there," said Boyle.

    The number 4 and 5 lanes were blocked as clean-up began. 

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