Washington State troopers are reminding drivers to avoid distractions after a semi truck driver who was eating a taco crashed and spilled a load of bark yesterday.
Driver Lost Control While Eating Taco
The crash happened around noon on October 18 along Highway 97.
Washington State Patrol trooper Brian Moore says that a truck driver was hauling a load of tree bark while eating a taco when he lost control and crashed. The trailer of the truck wound up in a ditch and much of the truck’s load spilled out onto the roadway.
No injuries were reported.
It’s unclear whether the truck driver was cited.
Moore took to Twitter to warn drivers against the dangers of being distracted by tacos:
“Blewett Pass OPEN. Driver was eating a taco when he lost control & rolled. #ItCanWait Minimize distractions while driving! #BeSmart #BeSafe“
The crash left Highway 97 partially closed for three hours as crews worked to clean up the spilled bark.
Second Food-Related Crash On Blewett Pass This Week
On Monday, October 16, another semi truck also crashed and spilled it’s load along Blewett Pass. This crash left 56,000 pounds of apples strewn along the roadway.
No injuries were reported in this crash. The cause of the crash is under investigation.