A busy  Gwinnett County road was shut down for hours Saturday after a tractor-trailer carrying a load of Vidalia onions crashed into another truck and caught fire, police said.
Photo: Lawrenceville Police Department
Photo: Lawrenceville Police Department

Tractor-trailer carrying Vidalia onions crashes, catches fire in Gwinnett 

A busy Gwinnett County road was shut down for hours Saturday after a tractor-trailer carrying a load of Vidalia onions crashed into another truck and caught fire, police said.

The wreck occurred about 10:40 a.m. on Ga. 316 near Buford Drive, Lawrenceville police spokesman Officer Christopher Carey said. 

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When police arrived, the tractor-trailer carrying the onions was engulfed in flames, destroying the truck’s cab and trailer. The other truck involved in the crash was hauling a bulldozer on a flatbed trailer, police said. 

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Both drivers escaped without injuries, but the eastbound lanes of Ga. 316 were shut down for about four hours as crews cleared the wreckage, Carey said.

All lanes have since reopened it, but Georgia Department of Transportation workers are still cleaning up onions and debris from the crash.

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