PROSSER -- The eastbound lanes of Interstate 82 were blocked Monday evening when a truck jackknifed because the driver failed to lock the trailer.
Robert G. Freitas, 64, was not injured in the 5:44 p.m. wreck. However, the Folsom, Calif., man was cited for defective equipment, according to a Washington State Patrol report.
Freitas was driving a 2008 Freight tractor with a 2001 utility trailer attached when he lost control because it was not locked.
The wreck occurred five miles east of Prosser.
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Freitas drove the truck from the scene, but the damaged trailer had to be towed away, the report said.