Truck Truffles Commuters on I-270

Gimme a break.

A tractor trailer loaded with candy overturned Friday morning on southbound I-270 in Germantown, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said.

Although the cargo was chocolate bars, it wasn’t a sweet commute as the highway was blocked for hours after the 1 a.m. wreck.

Piringer said the incident occurred at the Md. 118 exit, where a Montgomery County police officer was involved in a traffic stop. The tractor trailer clipped the police car, sending the rig and its chocolatey contents over a guardrail.

Piringer said the tractor trailer driver required a tricky extrication, but he was sent to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The police officer was not injured, he said.


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