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.
Freitas drove the truck from the scene, but the damaged trailer had to be towed away, the report said.