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Tuesday May 22, 2012

Truck Overturns on Florida Interstate, 55,000 Pounds of Beer Crashes to Ground

Truck Overturns on Florida Interstate, 55,000 Pounds of Beer Crashes to Ground

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Beer lovers you may want to stop reading now.

For everyone else…
Early Monday morning, truck driver Marcos Martinez says a tractor-trailer swerved in front of him, causing him to lose control of his own truck on Florida’s Interstate 95.

At around 4 a.m., the 55,000-pound load of bottled beer spread across I-95’s northbound lanes in Volusia County.

WKMG:

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the beer truck driver, 46-year-old Marcos Martinez, of Miami, said a tractor-trailer swerved in front of him, causing him to lose control of his big rig. Troopers, however, said there were no skid marks on the roadway.

The beer truck went into a ditch on the side of the interstate for about 700 feet before Martinez steered the big rig back onto the roadway, troopers said.  The tractor-trailer then rotated counter-clockwise before turning over onto the passenger side and slid for 200 feet, troopers said.

It took nearly seven hours, but at around 10:45 a.m., the northbound lanes were reopened.

Florida Troopers are still investigating, and no charges were immediately filed against Martinez.