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Tipped truck dumps 60,000 pounds of beer on I-10


A South Carolina truck driver crashed in Okaloosa County, Florida, this morning, spilling nearly 60,000 pounds of beer onto the roadway.

Failed to Maintain Lane

According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, Michael Nolan Powell, 44, of Simpsonville, South Carolina, was driving a tractor-trailer west on I-10 at 2:40 a.m. when he failed to maintain his lane.

As a result, the tractor-trailer traveled onto the north shoulder of the road and overturned on its passenger side, causing an estimated 60,000 pounds of Busch beer to be thrown from the trailer, the press release stated.

Powell sustained minor injuries and was cited for careless driving.



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