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Overturned truck spills load of spuds along Capital Beltway

Sassy the pit bull. (Photo courtesy: Kathy Wallick)

FORESTVILLE, Md. (AP) - A tractor trailer overturned along the Capital Beltway in Prince George's County, injuring the driver and spilling its load of potatoes along the median.

The truck overturned early Wednesday on the outer loop before the Pennsylvania Avenue exit in the Forestville area, closing one lane during the morning rush.

Maryland State Police Cpl. Anthony Washington said Duane Bodkins, the driver, was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore with a significant arm injury. A female pit bull named Sassy was also a passenger in the overturned tractor trailer, according to the driver's family. She has not yet been found.

Washington said investigators are looking at whether Bodkins fell asleep at the wheel.

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