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22-ton banana spill closes Route 119

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Motorists may have been driven bananas over the years by Route 119, but perhaps none more than John Q. Jones.

Jones, 52, of Garland, Texas, was driving a tractor-trailer Monday when it overturned and spilled its 22-ton load of bananas.

The accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. just south of Musser's Nursery in Rayne Township, Indiana County, according to state police at Indiana. As Jones drove his 2005 Freightliner tractor-trailer north, he failed to negotiate a left curve, according to police. The rig overturned, ejecting Jones from the cab and the bananas from the trailer as it rolled down an embankment.

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