Truck spills cheese on roadway after hitting a median, splitting its trailer, on E-470 near Commerce City, Colorado

Modified Date: 
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 12:57pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, February 23, 2015

Semi carrying cheese splits in half on toll road

Authorities still have to off-load the cheese, then put the empty trailer on a tow bed to get it out. The cheese will have to be reloaded onto another trailer, according to CSP.

Semi carrying 40,000 pounds of cheese crashes in Colorado

Traffic was diverted off the toll highway then back on, but one lane was later reopened. Traffic was backed up about 2 miles.

Semi crashes, spilling cheese, snarling traffic on E-470

"There are no injuries but the spilled cheese will take some time to clean up," said Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis.

Semi Crashes Into Bridge On E-470, Spilling Cheese On Tollway

The driver and his passenger were not hurt. They were headed to Laredo, Texas.

E-470 reopens after cheese truck crash

The Colorado State Patrol said the truck hit the bridge at 96th, then crashed in the center median and the trailer split in half. More than 1,000 pounds of cheese spilled out.
A semi tractor-trailer loaded with chese crashed on E-470, spilling its load all over the roadway Monday morning. The truck was carrying 40,000 pounds of cheese when it crashed into the center median near 104th Avenue near Commerce City, Colorado at approximately 6:30 AM. The chese the truck spilled was still being cleaned up at 10:30 AM local time. The driver of the truck was cited for wreckless driving. We will have more details on this story as they become available.
Roadway: 
E-470
Area: 
Denver, CO

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