2 trucks carrying beer and chips crash on Interstate 95

By Jerry Hume, Reporter
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 11:55 AM

A crash between two trucks, one carrying beer and the other carrying potato chips, caused a mess on Interstate 95 in Brevard County.

The crash happened sometime around 3 a.m. Wednesday near Melbourne. The southbound lanes of I-95 were shut down for hours while crews cleaned up crushed potato chips and smashed beer cans.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Frito Lay truck stalled, so the driver, identified as Zachary Basinger, pulled over to the right shoulder.

Troopers said Roberto Rodriquez was driving a semi-truck carrying Busch beer and attempted to move to the center. Another vehicle prevented him from doing so, and he swerved back into the right lane, hitting the Frito Lay truck.

The crash caused the Frito Lay truck to overturn. The beer truck was cut open, sending dozens of beer cans onto the interstate.

The beer truck pushed the Frito Lay truck, causing it to flip over and spill chips all over the interstate.

Neither driver was injured.

Rodriguez was ticketed for failing to maintain a single lane.