CLAYTON, N.C. – A tractor-trailer full of 40,000 pounds of vodka overturned near a busy North Carolina highway Thursday morning.
It happened around 6 a.m. along US-70 in Clayton.
The truck flipped while making a right turn. The driver was reportedly okay after a passerby helped him get out of the vehicle.
Authorities told WTVD uprighting the tractor-trailer with 17 pallets of vodka – weighing 40,000 pounds – was not easy. Multiple tow trucks had to be called to the scene, taking longer than expected.
Troopers faulted the driver, 33-year-old Johnathan Davis Chrissy, of Georgia, for the crash, according to WRAL. They said he did not lock down the load.
— Clayton Police, NC (@ClaytonPolice) September 21, 2017
Tractor trailer overturned on Shotwell Rd. near 70. Shotwell closed from 70 to Executive Dr. Driver ok, passerby helped driver get out. pic.twitter.com/QyhCk4GlVB
— Town of Clayton (@TownofClayton) September 21, 2017