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Veggie-filled truck crash has commuters steaming

A truck filled with these tasty treats caused a major traffic mess in north Fort Worth Thursday.
A truck filled with these tasty treats caused a major traffic mess in north Fort Worth Thursday. Star-Telegram archives

Here’s another reason to hate Brussels sprouts.

Traffic in north Fort Worth was as thick as pea soup Monday morning after an 18-wheeler tipped over on northbound Interstate 35W at Pharr Street.

NBC 5 reports that the semi was carrying 38,000 pounds of frozen Brussels sprouts.

Fort Worth police said the driver told police he fell asleep at the wheel, sparking the 2:45 a.m. wreck. He was treated on the scene by paramedics and released, police said.

No charges are expected, said Officer Daniel Segura, a police spokesman.

At 11:20 a.m., police reported that all lanes closed because of the wreck had been reopened.

Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655

Twitter: @deannaboyd

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