Truck hauling doughnuts overturns on NY highway

AP News
Posted: Nov 04, 2011 8:34 AM
Truck hauling doughnuts overturns on NY highway

Authorities say one of the southbound lanes of an upstate New York interstate has reopened after a tractor-trailer hauling doughnuts overturned, spilling the baked goods across the highway.

Broome County Sheriff's Sgt. Tom Sienko (see-EN'-koh) says the driver fell asleep, causing the truck to hit a guardrail and roll over around 2:30 a.m. Friday in the town of Chenango (sheh-NAYNE'-goh), just north of Binghamton.

Police say the driver suffered minor injuries.

Sienko says "a lot of doughnuts" spilled when boxes split open, scattering the breakfast treats across the lanes of Interstate 81 and into the median.

He says the southbound lanes were closed for less than an hour. The left lane remains closed as highway crews repair the guardrail and remove the doughnuts and rig from the scene.