MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — A tractor trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of chocolate bars rolled over on Interstate 270 in Montgomery County early Friday morning, injuring the driver.
The crash happened around 1 a.m. on the southbound Interstate 270 on-ramp to Route 118. The truck hit a police squad car before jack-knifing and overturning, trapping the driver inside.READ MORE: Homicide Investigation Underway After Partial Human Remains Found In Dundalk
The driver was extricated and taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
ICYMI – DYK – Candy is involved, but nothing sweet about it…. Police car struck, jack-knifed & overturned TT w/ entrapment, TT driver extricated & transported w/ NLT injuries, cargo 40K lbs of Hersey Chocolate Bars & Kit Kat among other things @HersheyFire @MDSP @MDSHA https://t.co/zGUuti32nn
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) July 26, 2019
The Montgomery County police officer, who was conducting a traffic stop when the crash happened, was not hurt.READ MORE: Community Devastated After Efraim Gordon Murdered While Visiting Baltimore, Volunteers Hand Out Flyers
The truck was hauling 40,000 pounds of Hershey chocolate bars and Kit Kat bars at the time of the collision.
A tractor-trailer truck struck an MCPD cruiser who was on a traffic stop. Officers are uninjured thankfully! A solid reminder to move over if you see emergency vehicles on the side of the road. It’s the law!!! pic.twitter.com/2vUXNSTIwI
— Montgomery County Department of Police (@mcpnews) July 26, 2019
Hazardous materials crews helped remove diesel fuel from the truck.MORE NEWS: Martinez Armstrong Charged In June 2020 Murder Of Michael Montgomery In Baltimore
Traffic was delayed in the area for several hours.