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Beer Truck Crash Closes Portion Of I-70

The State Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer carrying 40-thousand pounds of beer overturned on eastbound I-70 near Springfield yesterday, closing one lane of traffic for more than eight hours.Troopers say the driver fell asleep behind the wheel, struck a guard rail and overturned. The driver refused treatment for minor injuries. Crews had to unload most of the beer before the truck could be removed from the highway. 

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.