‘There are sweet potatoes everywhere’ – Hume Highway closed after crash

‘There are sweet potatoes everywhere’ – Hume Highway closed after crash


Northbound traffic impacted by truck crash, two drivers avoid life-threatening injuries


THE northbound lanes of the Hume Highway have been closed at Benalla following a truck rollover that spilled sweet potatoes across the road.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash about 12.20am on Friday.

A southbound B-double left the road and travelled into the northbound lanes, hitting a car and tipping over.

The truck driver was airlifted to Melbourne with non-life threatening injuries and the car driver was taken to Wangaratta hospital.

Sergeant Colin Anderson said the crash, which occurred near Mansfield road, has sparked a large clean up operation.

“There are sweet potatoes everywhere,” he said.

“The freeway is still closed, it will stay closed until midday.

“It’s a mess.”

Police are looking at whether fatigue was a factor.

“The cause is still under investigation,” Sergeant Anderson said.

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