Tractor Trailer Overturns Near Benson

A tractor trailer overturned near Benson Tuesday afternoon.

The wreck was reported on Highway 242 at the I-40 eastbound ramp at the 325 mile marker.

The Highway Patrol said the driver of the semi was traveling on Highway 242 and attempting to turn onto the I-40 entrance ramp but was traveling too fast. The load shifted and the truck overturned on its side.

The driver was not injured but was cited for causing the wreck.

Elevation firefighters contained a small diesel fuel spill from the truck.   Photos courtesy