Truck overweight by 18,000 pounds crashes into snow, trees



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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A driver is facing more than $1,000 in fines after a potato truck that was overweight by about 18,000 pounds left Teton Pass and crashed.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports (http://bit.ly/2i2L6tW) the truck trailed potatoes in the snow Thursday as it went over a guardrail on Highway 22 and rolled 200 feet down an embankment.

Highway Patrol Lt. Matt Brackin said 31-year-old driver Brigida Zelaya was stuck in for about an hour.

She was sent to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.

Brackin said out-of-state drivers are often cited from November to April for ignoring a ban on these types of trucks driving Teton Pass.

Authorities cited Zelaya for the overweight truck, ignoring the seasonal truck restriction and failing to maintain her lane.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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