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Watermelon truck overturns outside Puerto Aventuras

Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — A cargo truck carrying a load of watermelons overturned Tuesday outside Puerto Aventuras. Preliminary reports say the driver local cargo truck fell asleep at the wheel.

His dozing caused him to collide with a second vehicle, which sent his truck over onto its side. The second vehicle, a private car, was run into the roadside greenery with extensive front-end damage.

A section of the highway had to be shut due to the mess. When the trip tipped over, the back doors opened, releasing the boxes of watermelon onto the roadway.

Elements of the National Guard and paramedics attended the scene.