Truck crash spills hundreds of bottles of wine onto Chicago highway

Ben Hooper

Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A Chicago highway was covered in wine early Tuesday when two semi trucks collided, spilling hundreds of bottles out onto the roadway.

The Illinois Department of Transportation said the two trucks crashed about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 94, near 130th Street on the Far South Side.


One of the trucks, which was carrying about 40,000 pounds of wine bottles, had its trailer break open during the crash, spilling cases of wine across the road.

Illinois State Police said one person was treated for minor injuries as a result of the crash.

Crews worked to clean up the broken glass and spilled wine for several hours. Lanes reopened about 6 a.m., officials said.

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