By Associated Press - Monday, December 19, 2016

DANVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A big rig hauling packages for the U.S. Postal Service flipped over east of San Francisco, killing the driver and spilling the load across a highway.

The California Highway Patrol tells Bay Area news station KNTV-TV ( ) that the truck went off Interstate 680 and struck a freeway sign early Monday before flipping on its side in Danville.

CHP Sgt. Oscar Pacheco says it’s not clear what caused the driver to go off the road. He died at a hospital, and his identity wasn’t released.

It wasn’t immediately known if anyone else was injured.

Postal Service spokesman Guz Ruiz says the packages were heading to San Jose postal facility. The agency says Monday is the busiest mailing and shipping day of the year for holiday packages.


Information from: KNTV-TV.

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