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Cement Truck Crash Shuts San Jose Highway Ramp For Hours

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A cement truck lies on its side after overturning on the connector ramp from southbound I-280 to northbound U.S. 101 in San Jose, April 2, 2013. (CBS)

A cement truck lies on its side after overturning on the connector ramp from southbound I-280 to northbound U.S. 101 in San Jose, April 2, 2013. (CBS)

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A major highway connector ramp in San Jose has reopened, nearly four hours after a cement truck crash prompted its closure.

The crash happened at about 6:20 a.m. when the truck driver lost control on a connector from southbound Interstate Highway 280 to northbound U.S. Highway 101, California Highway Patrol Officer DJ Sarabia said.

The crash snarled traffic during the morning commute.

“At this point we think he was going too fast to negotiate the curve,” Sarabia said.

The driver complained of pain to his legs but did not appear to be seriously injured.

A small amount of fuel leaked on the roadway, but no cement spilled from the truck, Sarabia said.

Traffic on the highways was not blocked, but the connector ramp remained closed until shortly after 10 a.m.

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