KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (CBS Local) — More than 17 tons of M&M candies spilled onto an interstate ramp Friday after a truck overturned near Knoxville, Tennessee, officials confirmed.

Police said they responded to the tractor-trailer crash on the Interstate 40 east exit ramp to Papermill Drive at around 5:32 a.m, CBS affiliate WVLT reported.

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Police believe that the driver swerved to miss hitting something, CNN reported, and then plowed into a ditch and hit a concrete barrier before rolling onto its passenger side.

The truck came to rest after it clipped a second tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder.

Police said the driver of the candy truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Mars Wrigley said the tractor-trailer was transporting the candy from a manufacturing plant in Cleveland, Tennessee.

The company says none of the 35,000 pounds of candy will be salvaged.

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“Due to our strict quality and food safety protocols, none of the product has been salvaged,” Mars Wrigley spokesperson, Caitlin Kemper, told CNN.