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Semi dumps $325,000 worth of whiskey on Missouri highway


A semi-truck hauling 12,000 bottles of Templeton Rye whiskey overturned last Wednesday.

The spill happened around 5 a.m on U.S. 71 near the Missouri- Arkansas border.

McDonald County Sheriff’s deputies reported to the scene.

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Approximately 40,000 lbs of alcohol was spilled, blocking southbound lanes.

Emergency crews contained the mess into one lane and were able to begin the clean-up process, which took several hours.

The driver of the semi was not injured.


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