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Pineapple-Carrying Truck Crashes From I-5 Onto National City Street

A semi-truck lost control on Interstate 5 and veered off the freeway, crashing onto a National City street Thursday and possibly taking out some power lines along the way.

The driver told NBC 7 he was carrying a pineapple-filled Dole brand truck en route to Fullerton when one of his tires blew out and he lost control and crashed through the northbound I-5 guardrail at Main Street. 

The truck went down an embankment before landing on its side on a slope leading to Roosevelt Avenue, a National City street, California Highway Patrol said.

CHP did not have any reports of injuries.

San Diego Gas & Electric was called for possible downed power lines and Caltrans was called to fix the broken guardrail, CHP said. 

Aerial footage of the scene showed a large hole in the guardrail and tires separated from the crashed semi-truck. 

A tow truck was requested to get the truck back upright and crews had the vehicle back on its wheels just after 7 a.m.

CHP asked National City police to shut down part of Roosevelt Avenue for several hours during the morning commute while they worked to remove the truck. 

No other information was available.

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