Highway semitruck crash makes buttery mess

The products strewn across the interstate. (Jessica Hayes/WISH)
The products strewn across the interstate. (Jessica Hayes/WISH)

INDIANAPOLIS (CNN/WISH) — A semitruck carrying 45,000 pounds of butter and whipped cream crashed along Interstate 465 in South Indianapolis early Friday morning, creating a big, buttery mess.

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-465 just west of I-65. While investigators are looking into what caused the crash, preliminary reports are that they think the driver fell asleep.

The truck reportedly split in half, strewing containers of butter and whipped cream across the highway. Among the products were Reddi-Wip, Blue Bonnet butter, and Parkay spray butter.

The right two lanes of the interstate were expected to be closed for hours while crews cleaned up the mess. Meanwhile, no one was injured.


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