A stretch of Interstate 75 in Hernando County looked like the aftermath of a block party Wednesday morning after a crash involving several semitrailers spilled cases of Coors beer onto the road.
The crash happened in the southbound lanes of I-75 near mile marker 296 a little after 6 a.m. and involved four semitractor-trailer trucks and a pickup, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The occupants of the pickup had minor injuries, troopers said.
The set of events that caused the crash began when a driver of one of the semitrailers attempted to change lanes and crashed into the back of a second semitrailer, troopers said. Both drivers came to a controlled stop — one on the outside shoulder and one in the outside lane, troopers said.
Troopers said two other semitrailers stopped to check on the crashed trucks. The driver of a pickup also stopped.
A fifth semitrailer — the one carrying the Coors beer — did not slow in time for the stopped trucks and hit the pickup and then one of the other semitrailers, which was carrying concrete.
The crashed caused each of the semitrailers’ contents to spill onto the road, troopers said.
Photos from the scene show what appear to be hundreds of Coors cases and cans spilling out of a trailer and strewn across the asphalt.
A video released by the Highway Patrol shows crews cleaning the road of debris from the crash.
Troopers initially closed all southbound lanes after the crash and diverted traffic onto State Road 50. All lanes of I-75 reopened by 12 p.m., the Florida Highway patrol said.