What Happens When a Beer Truck Crashes Into a Chips Truck

That's one tasty Florida highway
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 23, 2016 3:00 PM CDT
What Happens When a Beer Truck Crashes Into a Chips Truck
Yikes.   (Twitter/WESH 2 News)

It wasn't a happy hour for some central Florida drivers when trucks carrying Busch beer and Frito-Lay chips collided, spilling them both along Interstate 95 early Wednesday morning near Melbourne in what KUSA is calling a "couch potato's dream." Per the AP, Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Kim Montes said in a statement that Zachary Basinger of Melbourne had stopped his Frito-Lay box truck on the right shoulder of the highway. Roberto Ferrer Rodriguez of Miami, meanwhile, told troopers he was trying to move his beer truck into the center lane but saw another vehicle and swerved back into the right lane. His truck then struck the chips truck, the Frito-Lay truck overturned, and beer and chips spilled onto the highway.

Traffic backed up as troopers closed the road while clearing the debris from the crash, which FHP investigators say happened around 3:20am. "We had a front-end loader come out and scoop all of the beer and chips and [push] them to the right shoulder," Montes says. She adds, to the horror of noshers and imbibers everywhere: "All of the products will be thrown away. They can't take the risk of them having some type of internal damage." Rodriguez, 54, was ticketed for failing to maintain a single lane. WPBF notes that no injuries were reported. (More strange stuff stories.)

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