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Fiery tractor-trailer collision spills Fireball Whisky across highway, police say

Battery spill on I-77 snarls morning rush hour traffic in Fort Mill

A truck carrying AA batteries spilled its load onto Interstate 77 Wednesday during the morning commute, temporarily blocking the highway. The crash happened when the truck collided with the concrete median around 8 a.m. on the southbound side of t
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A truck carrying AA batteries spilled its load onto Interstate 77 Wednesday during the morning commute, temporarily blocking the highway. The crash happened when the truck collided with the concrete median around 8 a.m. on the southbound side of t

Two tractor-trailer trucks collided Thursday, causing the spread of Fireball Whisky across the highway.

The crash occurred just after 10:30 a.m. CDT on Interstate 40 in Pulaski County, Arkansas, which is not far from Little Rock, WMCActionNews5.com reported.

The crash caused "hundreds of bottles of Fireball Whisky to spill across the road," fox9.com reported.

At least one of the 18-wheel trucks involved in the crash caught on fire, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the collision, which snarled traffic on both sides of the highway for hours, according to The Associated Press.

In addition to the whiskey, diesel gasoline spilled onto I-40. There was also "produce of some sort" on the highway, Arkansas State Police trooper Liz Chapman said, according to arkansasonline.com.

Interstate 77 near Charlotte, N.C. was closed Friday after a tractor-trailer wrecked and spilled 50,000 pounds of potatoes.

Police said that injuries were reported, but none of them were considered life threatening, katv.com reported.

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