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Peanuts go to waste as truck overturns in Manchester
2012-09-10 12:21:47 | (0 Comments)
More than $1 million worth of peanuts were lost this morning when a truck overturned on the Winston Jones Highway in Manchester.
Vendors try to recover some of the peanuts on the Winston Jones Highway this morning - Dave Lindo/Photographer.
The truck was carrying to the Coronation Market in Kingston, 150 bags of peanuts, each valued over $15,000.
The total value of the nuts is around $2,250,000 but about half of it was recovered.
The police say about 5 a.m., a panel truck laden with bags of peanuts and thatch was being driven down the Winston Jones highway by Rennie Watson of Haughton, St Elizabeth when it swerved to avoid another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.
Watson lost control of the truck.
The panel section of the truck then separated from the chassis and plunged into a ravine.
The front section of truck then over-turned a few metres down the road.
Three passengers travelling in the front of the truck along with the driver received minor injuries.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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