Semi crash spills beer onto Florida highway

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) — A beer truck driver, who investigators say was distracted by his dog, lost control of his big rig and crashed, spilling beer cans onto southbound I-75 in Hernando County on Tuesday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol investigators say at 7:32 a.m., Malcolm Jamal Wilcox, 23, of Fernandina Beach was traveling southbound in the outside lane and was passing over SR 50 when he became distracted by a small dog in his truck. He lost control of the truck, which was hauling Budweiser beer.

The truck went into the outside shoulder of I-75, Wilcox corrected and the truck crashed into the center guard rail, then overturned. The crash caused a large amount of beer cans to spill onto the roadway, closing the inside lane for more than three hours. No one was injured in the crash.

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