Tractor trailer overturns and scatters okra on Interstate 95 in Cumberland County

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Interstate 95 N traffic around Exit 61 is moving slowly after a tractor-trailer overturned Saturday in Cumberland County scattering okra all over the road.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol said at around 2 a.m. the driver of the 18-wheeler fell asleep and went off Interstate 95 into the median, hitting a guardrail before overcorrecting and overturning.

The 60-year-old driver was wearing a seatbelt and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials are trying to save as much of the produce as they can.

NCSHP said the okra will be taken to get cleaned and possibly donated to a food bank.
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