Beer, chips spill onto I-95 after semi overturns in crash
FHP: Driver of truck hauling beer ticketed after crash with Frito-Lay semi
MELBOURNE, Fla. – A crash involving two tractor-trailers hauling beer and chips overturned on Interstate 95 in Brevard County, spilling the snacks all over the roadway and blocking lanes for hours on Wednesday morning.
The crash was reported at milemarker 187 in Pineda Causeway just after 3:30 a.m.
Florida Highway Patrol said the tractor-trailer carrying Busch beer was driving southbound on I-95 when the driver attempted to move into center lane and swerved to avoid another vehicle.
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The front of the Busch beer truck then struck the Frito-Lay truck, prompting the Frito-Lay truck to overturn and spill beer and chips onto the roadway, according to FHP.
Troopers ticketed the Busch beer truck driver was ticketed for failing to maintain a single lane. No injuries were reported.
Southbound lanes were blocked as authorities worked to clean up the spill, but reopened just before 6 a.m. Drivers were urged to use Exit 188 and make left onto Pineda Causeway, a right on Wickham Road and right onto Eau Gallie Boulevard to return to I-95.
No other details were immediately available.
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