Big-rig overturned after driver turned to avoid crash

VALLEJO, Calif. -- A box truck overturned on westbound Interstate Highway 80 in Vallejo early Tuesday morning when a sleepy driver made an abrupt turn to avoid hitting another truck, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The truck overturned on Highway 80 just east of the state Highway 37 overcrossing around 3 a.m. and blocked westbound lanes of the highway until 7:15 a.m., CHP officials said.

Jesus Oseguera, 24, of Sacramento, said he was falling asleep when he almost hit the back of another truck, CHP Officer Chris Parker said.

Oseguera said he turned suddenly and the 2012 International box truck's load of FedEx packages shifted, causing the truck to overturn, according to Parker.

Oseguera was able to climb out of the truck and complained of pain in his neck and right leg, Parker said.

Motorists were advised to use westbound Highway 37 to bypass the incident. The CHP later also advised motorists to use Interstate Highway 680 as an alternate route.
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