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.READ MORE: ‘Pray Day on the Highway’ Draws Clergy, Community to Silence Road Violence
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.
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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.MORE NEWS: Michigan Reports 1,067 New COVID-19 Cases, 24 Deaths Tuesday
“Due to our strict quality and food safety protocols, none of the product has been salvaged,” Mars Wrigley spokesperson, Caitlin Kemper, told CNN.