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UPDATE: Overturned veggie truck on I-20

UPDATE 11:21-One lane on I-20 eastbound is closed while crews try to up-right the semi truck. Traffic is backing up in the area.

GREGG COUNTY,TX (KLTV) - Emergency crews are on the scene of a rollover accident involving a big rig on the interstate in Gregg County.

Gregg County Sheriff's Department responded to the accident on I-20 eastbound at mile marker 585, just after 8:32 am.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, Alain Fera Tomaneng of California was transporting tomatoes from California when he fell asleep behind the wheel and lost control of the truck. Tomaneng was not issued a citation.

The truck overturned into the ditch and no main lanes are blocked at this time, but there are some rubbernecker delays.

A heavy duty wrecker and clean up crews are on the scene to off-load the vegetables from the fully loaded truck.

Emergency officials do not know how long the clean up process will take.

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