An early morning accident on Tuesday claimed the life of one person and sent another to the hospital. The accident happened around 1:30 am on Highway 290. An 18-wheeler carrying apples hit the guardrail and lost control. Its gas tanks raptured, causing a fire. The truck ended up on its side, spilling apples onto the highway.
The driver of the 18-wheeler died at the scene. The passenger was ejected and received additional injuries trying to rescue the driver from the burning truck. The identities of the victims have not been released.
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