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A truck carrying tomatoes lost its load on a highway in California on Monday. The crash involving the truck and several other vehicles, created havoc on the highway, leaving three people injured.

The California Department of Transportation responded to the crash in Vacaville so that they could clean up the scene. Their team worked for hours to clear the thousands of tomatoes.

CNN reports that the tomato truck driver lost control and hit another car before crashing into the centre median. A chain reaction of crashes occurred after another car became stuck in the spill. A total of four cars were involved, with people in the cars taken to a hospital in the area.

The BBC reports that according to the California Highway Patrol, three people had minor injuries and a fourth is in hospital with a broken leg.

It took the clean-up team several hours to clean the tomatoes off the road so that they could be opened to the public again. The crash took place at about 05:00 and the last lane of the highway opened again at 13:00.

At this stage, it’s not clear whether the driver of the truck will be charged. An investigation into why he lost control of the truck is underway.

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