Hams spill from overturned tractor-trailer onto Highway 74 in Monroe

MONROE, N.C. — Transportation crews spent Monday morning clearing hams that spilled from a tractor-trailer onto the eastbound lanes of Highway 74.

According to an officer with the Monroe Police Department, the crash happened around 7 a.m. that day in the eastbound lanes of the highway at Fowler Secrest Road.

Police said a passenger car and a tractor-trailer collided. Photos and video sent to Channel 9 show the overturned tractor-trailer and its contents, hundreds of boxes from Smithfield Foods, along with several hams, all over the highway.

No one was seriously hurt in the crash, police said.

Traffic was being diverted onto John Moore Road and then Old Charlotte Road while crews cleared the road.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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