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Truck crash spills 8 million dimes next to interstate

By Ben Hooper
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Truck crash spills 8 million dimes next to interstate
A semi truck struck a guardrail on a Nevada highway and spilled its load of 8 million dimes next to the roadway. Photo courtesy of the Nevada Highway Patrol

May 10 (UPI) -- Police in Nevada said a truck hit a guard rail on a stretch of highway and overturned, spilling its load of 8 million dimes next to the road.

The Nevada Highway Patrol said the tractor-trailer struck a guardrail in the southbound lanes of Interstate 15, near Glendale, about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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The truck rolled onto its side next to the roadway and spilled its load of $800,000 worth of dimes.

Troopers created a secure crime scene so a recovery team could retrieve the dimes for the U.S. Treasury Department, which had contracted the truck to transport the money.

The truck driver and a passenger were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

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