Truck filled with bacon crashes on I-74

2012-08-29T21:39:00Z Truck filled with bacon crashes on I-74| Pantagraph staff
August 29, 2012 9:39 pm  • 

DEER CREEK — A semitrailer truck hauling 40,000 pounds of bacon overturned Wednesday on Interstate 74 near Deer Creek, spilling its load.

The driver, Rodney J. Kalman, 57, of Muskegon, Mich., was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, with what state police said were minor injuries. He was charged with improper lane usage.

The semi was eastbound about 5 p.m. in the left lane at milepost 109 when the truck drifted left into the center median, police said.

The trailer broke open as the truck rolled on its side, spilling its cargo into the grassy median, police said.

The scene, which still was being cleaned up at 9 p.m., did not block the highway, police said.

The load will be discarded, police said.

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  1. farkme
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    farkme - August 30, 2012 8:18 pm
    So the police SAY the bacon will be "discarded". Uh-huh.
  2. MRK
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    MRK - August 30, 2012 8:50 am
  3. calvin
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    calvin - August 30, 2012 7:33 am
    Bacon on a turkey leg ... they call it a "Swanson."
  4. annieoakley
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    annieoakley - August 30, 2012 5:42 am
    They can send all that bacon to Charlotte, N.C. for tomorrows events! That much bacon will last at least a week. wink!
  5. ct
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    ct - August 30, 2012 5:24 am
    ALL the Bacon and Eggs you have
  6. heezer7
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    heezer7 - August 30, 2012 12:09 am
    Not the BACON!
  7. Euler 314
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    Euler 314 - August 29, 2012 10:54 pm
    Too late for the RNC -- good try, though, Mr. Kalman.
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    - August 29, 2012 10:22 pm
    Too bad they couldn't salvage the rest of the load for the Midwest Food Bank.
  9. redbird2011
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    redbird2011 - August 29, 2012 10:17 pm
    Somewhere out there, Ron Swanson is crying. And swearing to the gods.
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