“Dangerously Cheesy” Two-Semi Crash Leaves Flamin’ Hot Mess
Littlefield, Arizona – As Chester Cheetah would say, it was “dangerously cheesy” in northwest Arizona over July 4th weekend after a two-semi collision on Interstate 15 left Flamin’ Hot Cheetos scattered all over the roadway.
Arizona Highway Patrol (AHP) said the accident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 6 at mile marker 10.
Traffic was already backed up when the driver of a 2019 Freightliner pulling a Vanguard trailer “failed to observe that traffic was stopped in both lanes,” according to AHP Sgt. John Bottoms.
The tractor-trailer was traveling northbound at 65 MPH when the driver hit the brakes and swerved to the right to avoid the slowed traffic.
The front left of his trailer struck the right rear corner of a Utility trailer being pulled by a 2016 Freightliner which was directly ahead.
The 2016 Freightliner was hauling 30,000 lbs. of produce, none of which spilled out onto the roadway.
However, 10 cases of “the cheese that goes crunch” (being hauled by the 2019 Freightliner) was strewn across the interstate.
The big rig continued down a small embankment and came to rest about 50 feet from the right shoulder.
The driver who failed to slow was treated at the scene for a head laceration and cited for failure to control his speed to avoid a collision.
Undamaged cases of Frito-Lay products were removed from the disabled trailer and hauled away from the scene as emergency crews worked to clean up the flamin’ hot mess.
For those that enjoyed this article, just remember, “it ain’t easy being cheesy.”
Isn’t that right Chester?