News, Jazz, NPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Local / State

Not A Happy Hour: Beer Truck Overturn, Dumps Cans On Highway

beertruck.jpg
Steve Gaskins
/
FHP

It wasn't happy hour, but the beer was flowing on southbound Interstate 75 when a Budweiser truck overturned.

The Florida Highway Patrol says beer cans were strewn along the highway north of Tampa early Tuesday after 23-year-old truck driver Malcolm Jamal Wilcox of Fernandina Beach became distracted by a small dog riding in the cab and lost control of the vehicle.

The truck went onto the outside shoulder and the driver overcorrected, crossed the highway and hit the center median guardrail before overturning.

Much of the cargo spilled onto the road, forcing troopers to close the southbound lanes in Hernando County for more than three hours.

Troopers say Wilcox was cited for careless driving. No one was injured in the crash.

WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online.