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Orange squash closes motorway

An unlucky trucker died instantly when his lorry loaded with 20 tons of oranges plunged off a bridge onto a busy motorway when he fell asleep at the wheel.

Long distance driver Peter Slavic, 48, was only a few miles from his destination when his truck plunged 30ft onto the motorway in Graz, Austria.

"We believe he fell asleep and his truck overturned and fell into its roof, crushing him.

"He would have been killed instantly," said a police spokesman.

The crash caused 20 mile tailbacks which took more than three hours to clear as firefighters washed tons of pulped oranges from the road.

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