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Wreck Flattens Oreos; No Trace of Girl Scouts

10 tons carpet Illinois freeway in early-morning crash
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2008 4:38 PM CDT
Wreck Flattens Oreos; No Trace of Girl Scouts
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(Newser) – An Illinois freeway got an unscheduled repaving this morning when a truck crash dumped 20,000 pounds of Oreos onto I-80, the Chicago Tribune reports. Police are still investigating what caused the big rig to hit a median, so no word on whether the driver (who was unhurt) had eaten more than his share of the treats—or if he'd been ambushed by Girl Scouts. (Read more Oreo stories.)

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