UPDATE: Egg Spill Scrambles Traffic on Interstate 80

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BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – DuBois-based State Police say a tractor-trailer carrying raw eggs overturned this morning on I-80 East, in Brookville Borough, Jefferson County.

Police say this crash occurred around 7:10 a.m. as a 2011 Volvo tractor-trailer – driven by 61-year-old Keith J. Wallace, of Otho, IA – was traveling east on I-80, west of Water Plant Road. While negotiating a downhill left turn in the roadway, the vehicle left the roadway to the south and started to travel east on the soft berm.

Wallace then tried to regain entry onto the roadway but struck the guide rail located on the south side causing major damage to the right side of the vehicle.

After impacting the guide rail, the vehicle continued to travel east and struck a bridge abutment along the south side of the road with its right side. The vehicle then continued to travel east and overturned onto its right side and slid on its passenger side crossing back over both lanes of travel. It came to a final rest facing east on its right side against the north bridge rail.

Wallace was using a seat belt and was not injured.

Sources say the tanker was carrying about 5,000 gallons of raw egg product. Although most of the product spilled on the roadway, the rest was put onto a clean-up truck.

Interstate 80 eastbound was closed between Exit 70 (Strattanville) and Exit 81 (Hazen) for about seven hours.

Pennsylvania State Police, Brookville Fire Company, Corsica Volunteer Fire Department, and Pine Creek Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Wallace was charged with a traffic violation.

Photo by Melissa Allio

Photo by Melissa Allio


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