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Busch beer, Frito Lay chips cover highway after trucks collide

A truck hauling Busch beer is damaged after colliding with a truck carrying Frito Lay chips on southbound 1-95 near Melbourne, Fla.,on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The Florida Highway Patrol says the Frito Lay truck was stopped on the shoulder when the Busch beer truck struck it.
A truck hauling Busch beer is damaged after colliding with a truck carrying Frito Lay chips on southbound 1-95 near Melbourne, Fla.,on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The Florida Highway Patrol says the Frito Lay truck was stopped on the shoulder when the Busch beer truck struck it. AP

It wasn’t a happy hour for some central Florida drivers when trucks carrying Busch beer and Frito Lay chips collided, spilling them both along Interstate 95.

The crash happened early Wednesday morning near Melbourne.

Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Kim Montes said in statement that Zachary Basinger of Melbourne had stopped his Frito Lay box truck onto the right shoulder.

Roberto Ferrer Rodriguez of Miami told troopers he was trying to move his beer truck into the center lane but saw another vehicle and swerved back into the right lane. His truck struck the chips truck.

The Frito Lay truck overturned. The beer and chips spilled onto the highway. Traffic backed up as troopers closed the road while clearing the debris.

Rodriguez was ticketed for failing to maintain a single lane.

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