HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — A crash involving multiple tractor-trailers shut down a Florida highway and left thousands of beer cans covering the road.
Florida Highway Patrol shared photos of the scene in a post on Twitter, showing packages of Coors Light covering Interstate 75. In the photos, the side of one truck appears torn open.
Hernando County: The southbound lanes of I-75 at MM296 remain closed following an early morning crash involving several tractor trailers. Traffic is diverted at SR-50. pic.twitter.com/mWlgU56kMo— FHP Tampa (@FHPTampa) September 21, 2022
The incident began when one truck hit a second while changing lanes, causing the two to come to a stop in an outside lane and the shoulder, troopers told WTSP. Two more tractor-trailers and a pick-up truck then stopped behind the truck that was stopped in the outside lane.
Troopers told WTSP that a fifth truck, which was carrying cases of Coors Light beer, failed to stop and hit the row of vehicles that was stopped. One of the trucks hit was carrying concrete, and as a result of the crash both concrete and beer spilled out onto the road.
Video posted by troopers several hours after the crash show extensive damage to the cab of one truck. A construction vehicle is also visible, working to move the beer off the roadway.
Update: Crews continue to work to clear vehicles and debris along I-75 at this hour. pic.twitter.com/oEuReTxASX— FHP Tampa (@FHPTampa) September 21, 2022
The occupants of the pickup truck suffered minor injuries, WTSP reported.
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