Ramen noodle truck crash blocks I-95

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Truck carrying Ramen noodles crashes on I-95
Packets of noodles were scattered along the highway after the trailer split open.

ROCKY MOUNT, NC (WTVD) -- The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer driver hauling a load of Ramen noodles nodded off at the wheel and crashed, causing a mess along southbound I-95 near Rocky Mount Wednesday morning.

"I thought I could make it down to the truck stops in Kenly, and I didn't quite make it. I kind of drowsed off, and next thing I knew I had taken out the guard rail," driver Larry Scholting told ABC11.

Troopers said the truck hit the NC Hwy 48 bridge that goes over the interstate at Exit 145 in Nash County.

"[The] trucker ran off the road to the right, struck the bridge support, split in half," explained Trooper Kevin Heath.

Scholting was not hurt in the crash, but packets of noodles were scattered all along the highway.

A detour was set up while workers cleared up the mess. The noodles were all taken to a local landfill.

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