tractor-trailer crash caused thousands of hot dogs to spill across
a highway in northwest Missouri, The Associated Press reported
Park Beef Franks – some in boxes, some in shrink-wrapped packages
and others scattered individually – were strewn across U.S. 36 just
west of Utica after the top of the trailer split open.
Dennis, 25, who drives for C.R. England of West Valley, UT, was
truck crashed early Feb. 28 as it came over the crest of a hill
about 100 feet before the eastbound lanes merge from two lanes into
transition involves a 30-degree curve to the left. The area is marked
with a flashing warning barrier, as well as "Construction Ahead"
and "Left Lane Ends" warning signs several hundred feet
before the transition.
didn't notice the sign that said 'Left Lane Ends,'" Dennis
said. "I thought the lane was going to merge into my lane.
As I was going down the hill, I saw the flashing lights. I didn't
expect the curve to be so close to the lights. I began braking,
and my trailer ended up in the median."