Crews worked early into the morning cleaning up a crash that dumped more than 43,000 pounds of beer on Interstate 85 in Gaston County. All lanes were re-opened Saturday but Friday night crews spent more than five hours cleaning up the mess.
Chopper Nine Skyzoom flew over the scene that was caused by a car that officers said spun out in the rain and hit a semi-truck head-on. Officers said a car drove onto the interstate at Bessemer City Road. The big rig was carrying tons of expensive imports when it crashed into the support beam of a bridge on the interstate.
"It's a miracle nobody was injured, only scrapes and bruises," said J.R. Smith of the Gaston County Police.
The driver of the truck was able to loosen his seat belt and climb out of the cab.
"I had a 40th birthday yesterday and it really just scared the daylight out of me," said Jessie Cabiness.
He said he didn't see the crash coming.
"I just felt something hit the truck and I went over into the left lane," said Cabiness.
The shipping company told us all the beer will go to the dump. Insurance will cover the cost. Police said the driver of the car was cited for driving unsafe for the conditions.