Louisiana Truck Crash Spills 75,000 Corn Dogs Across Interstate 220

Months after 40,000 pounds of ham spilled off a Georgia onramp, a semi crash scattered thousands of corn dogs across an interstate. According to local news station KTBS , a tractor trailer hauling a load full of packaged corn dogs overturned on I-220 outside of Shreveport, La., Tuesday morning, spilling 75,000 sticks of the fried snack across the highway. There were no injuries, but the mounds of spilled dogs caused nine hours of delays while police cleaned up the delicious debris. The crash was apparently a big hit with the locals, many of whom scooped up the free snacks fate had tossed into their laps. “It’s a big mess, but a lot of folks will be eating pretty good this afternoon,” Corporal Marcus Hines of the Shreveport police told WWLTV . After providing the community with such a bounty, the driver of the truck will not face charges. Follow PEOPLE on Facebook!
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Truck driver in Rt. 1 crash that killed S. Brunswick man had breath test result of 0.07

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1 crash that killed S. Brunswick man had breath test result of 0.07 Chuck Inman, in a 2005 file photo, at his home. Inman is the founder of the annual Battle Against Hunger bike event that raises money for local charities.file photo TRENTON The driver of the Mack truck that caused a fatal accident on Route 1 in West Windsor last week had a blood alcohol content of 0.07 percent, according to a breath test administered at the scene, prosecutors said yesterday. Lorin Fisher, 65, has been charged with death by auto, driving while under the influence and aggravated assault by auto following the March 20 death of Charles Inman, 67, of South Brunswick, who was killed after the 2010 Mack truck Fisher was driving hit the back of his Lexus, which was stopped at a red light. An additional aggravated assault charge was added to account for the serious injuries sustained in the accident by Inmans wife, Pamela, who is still in the hospital, Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor Lew Korngut said. While Fishers blood alcohol content read below the legal limit of 0.08 percent, Korngut said results of blood work are forthcoming. Fisher told police after the accident that he had had a shot of gin and a beer earlier that day, Korngut said. He said Fisher told police he was attempting to stop at the red light on Route 1 at Harrison Street, where Inmans Lexus was stopped, and that he didnt see the car.
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Truck driver at fault in school bus crash

Dispatch says a truck carrying plywood crashed at the end of the bridge at the Ohio and Muhlenberg County line around 12:30 Friday morning. There’s an accident that’s blocking parts of the Western Kentucky Parkway. Dispatch says a truck carrying plywood crashed at the end of the bridge at the Ohio and Muhlenberg County line around 12:30 Friday morning. That is around the 65 mile marker, Wood is all over the road blocking the East and Westbound lanes of the Parkway. Detours on both sides of those counties are set up. You can take the Beaver Dam exit in Ohio County and the 431 Central City exit in Muhlenberg. Officials are saying this will be closed until at least 9 Friday morning. The driver was taken to the hospital. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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Dump truck crash blocks slide access road near Darrington

An unknown Good Samaritan made his way down the steep embankment, entered the bus through an emergency door in the roof and helped Fischer get loose. The pair exited through the rear of the bus and Fischer was taken to Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas to be treated for minor injuries. At 8:28 a.m. Fischer was driving her bus westbound and her bus was completely in her lane, according to Officer Rebecca Myers with the CHP. Tanker truck driver Timothy Lupkes, 55, was driving his truck eastbound. A video from the school bus shows Lupkes allowed his eastbound truck to travel well across the double yellow lines into Fischers westbound lane, Myers said. This caused the truck to sideswipe the school bus. The two large vehicles scraped against each other for their entire lengths, leaving a wake of broken mirrors, dented metal and debris along the highway. The impact sent Fischers bus over a steep embankment, and Lupkes pulled his truck over at his first opportunity and cooperated with investigators, Myers said. Lupkes may have been distracted as he steered the tanker down a narrow section of Highway 12 just east of Toyon Middle School, Myers said, but video provided by the trucking company is still being reviewed by CHP officers to make a final determination. Since its a raised roadway with a 1-foot shoulder, your tires sink right down into the embankment if you get off the road, unlike other sections that have 3- or 4-foot shoulders, where you can steer yourself back onto the road, Myers said.
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Doctor: Bus driver died of ‘blunt force injuries’ in cement truck crash

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Dr. Dorota Latuszynski, a Nassau County deputy medical examiner, said Jorge Guevara, 45, had suffered multiple blunt force injuries to his head and torso, including numerous broken ribs and bones penetrating the skin in his arms and legs. Latuszynski, a forensic pathologist, also testified an autopsy revealed a hematoma around Guevaras brain, tears in his heart and lacerations around his body. Guevara, 45, was behind the wheel of the mini-school bus that was carrying special needs children home from summer camp when the bus was struck by a cement mixer after the more than 13-foot truck crashed into a Long Island Rail Road overpass on Oyster Bay Road in Matinecock on July 23, 2012, prosecutors said. Authorities claim Raymond Ragen, 45, of Mineola, knew his truck was too large to fit under the overpass before the collision, but say he continued to drive dangerously. They also allege he was high on Valium and using his cellphone at the time of the crash. He was indicted in January 2013 on charges, which include aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault, operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Ragen has maintained his innocence in the case and his defense lawyer, David Besso, has said the crash was an accident and not a criminal act. He told jurors that testimony from police investigators will show Ragen was not impaired at the time. There were four children on the bus at the time of the crash who all suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.
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Truck Accident Spills Wood and Shuts Down Parkway

Donate online . — A dump truck laying gravel slid off and blocked the main access road to the SR-530 mudslide from the east, State Patrol troopers said. The crash happened just after 1 p.m. on the powerline road, troopers said. No one was hurt, but it presented another challenge to the search and rescue efforts at the site of the slide. “I think the road is affecting today’s search, yes,” said Bob Calkins with the State Patrol, adding most of the heavy equipment is coming in from the Darrington side. Updates to follow as more details become available
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Soldiers Respond to Dangerous Truck Accident

Amanda McDonald, a chemical officer and a nurse by trade, arrived to provide assistance. The truck was leaking diesel and hazardous fumes from its cargo. McDonald and Christy escorted the driver away from the fumes before McDonald further evaluated the driver. Because of the contents of the vehicle, we were anticipating a fire or explosion, said McDonald. The fumes were moving down the hill. Master Sgt. Bobby Dean, an engineer, also arrived at the scene to divert vehicles away from the potential hazard. The three Soldiers stayed until the local police, fire department, and ambulance arrived. Christy gave the police a brief of the situation while McDonald directed the ambulance toward the driver.
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