KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — This was a real chocolate mess.
A tractor-trailer hauling 35,000 pounds of M&M’s candy overturned on a Tennessee interstate highway Friday morning, authorities said.
According to Knoxville police, the driver was heading east on Interstate 40 around 5:30 a.m. and swerved to avoid hitting something in the road, WBIR reported.
The I-40 Eastbound ramp to Papermill Drive will be closed for several hours due to an overturned tractor trailer carrying approximately 35,000 pounds of candy. pic.twitter.com/kgNqXU6wl1— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) December 13, 2019
The vehicle veered into a ditch, struck a concrete retaining wall near an exit ramp and fell onto its side, Knoxville Police Department spokesman Scott Erland told the Knoxville News Sentinel. The truck then hit a second truck, which was parked along the shoulder of the exit ramp, the newspaper reported.
The driver of the overturned truck was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, WZTV reported.
And for the record, the tractor-trailer was carrying M&Ms... pic.twitter.com/wPIJnhReaf— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) December 13, 2019
No charges or citations are expected, Erland told the News Sentinel
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