Trucker Crashes Spilling 40,000 Pounds Of Fake (But Still Delicious) Butter
Banning, California – A truck driver hauling 40,000 pounds of fake butter crashed causing the cargo to “spread” across a California roadway Friday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident occurred at approximately 6:55 a.m.
Investigators said Ranvir Singh, 23, of Lathrop, California, was operating a white, 2019 Volvo semi pulling a refrigerated trailer westbound on I-10 in the #4 lane when he crossed over the 8th Street Bridge.
That’s when officials said Singh, who was traveling at approximately 60 mph, began to allow his big rig to drift off the north road edge and onto the north shoulder.
As he attempted to steer it back into the westbound lanes, investigators said he lost control of the tractor-trailer and plunged down the north embankment.
CHP said the big rig then crossed the 8th Street onramp to westbound I-10 and collided with a block wall just north of the freeway.
The collision caused the cab to overturn onto the driver’s side and the trailer to burst open.
The contents of the load, 40,000 pounds of Earth Balance vegetable spread, then spilled out onto the 8th Street onramp, investigators said.
A 20-year-old woman from Lathrop, Gurpreet Kaur, was also in the truck with Singh.
Investigators said Kaur was in the sleeper at the time of the crash.
Both Singh and Kaur were transported to a nearby hospital with “moderate injuries,” according to CHP officials.
Investigators have yet to rule out alcohol, drugs, distraction, mechanical failure, or fatigue as possible contributing factors in the crash.
Officials said, per regulations, the entire load of fake butter (but still delicious), will be sent to a county landfill.