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Truck Carrying 40,000 Pounds of Popeyes Biscuits Overturns on Highway

Biscuits overboard in Mississippi

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Hold the butter and honey: A truck transporting 40,000 pounds of Popeyes biscuits overturned on a Mississippi highway this morning, according to local ABC affiliate, WLOX. The truck tipped at around 7:15 a.m. in Pearl River County, but unlike in other food-related truck incidents, the biscuits were not expelled from the vehicle. Still, the smell alone must have been pretty incredible.

An assistant police chief told the news station the cargo had to be removed from the truck before the vehicle could be righted, and the biscuits were apparently moved to another truck for transport and delivery. The driver and passenger of the overturned truck were taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Traffic was whittled down to one lane after, but no ovens were brought in to bake up a batch.

Food-carrying truck crashes are not uncommon. Just last week, two trucks (one carrying deli meat, the other carrying bread) collided in New Jersey, making the highway look rather like a deli counter. In March, a beer truck collided with a truck carrying chips, creating a soggy mess of spoiled snacks in the roadway that probably smelled like a sorry Super Bowl party.

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