Truck Carrying 40K Pounds Of Delicious Cheese Overturns On Highway

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We are never fans of wasted food, and so it is with a certain measure of sadness that we must tell you: a semi-truck carrying 40,000 pounds of shredded cheddar overturned on an Oregonian highway, spilling the trailer’s delicious contents everywhere.

According to officials with the Oregon State Police, the driver of the truck veered from his lane for unknown reasons around 3 a.m. Monday on Interstate 5 outside Ashland, destroying about 300 feet of guardrail before the truck tipped over, the Mail Tribune reports.

The driver sustained minor injuries, and refused medical treatment. His cargo didn’t fare so well: all 20 tons of cheese — which was meant for Papa John’s Pizza — spilled across the interstate, cheese that will never be eaten.

“It just opened the top of that trailer like a can opener,” an Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman told the Mail Tribune said of the crash.

Police said the driver was cited, though they didn’t give more details.

Semi hauling 41,000 pounds of shredded cheese crashes on I-5 [Mail Tribune]

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