Last night on Florida's I95 freeway a US Treasury truck carrying four million nickels was southbound on its way from Philadelphia to Miami when it collided with another southbound truck, spilling $187,000 worth of coins all over the scene. The passenger in the Treasury truck died as a result of the accident and Florida police are currently investigating the scene. Also on hand are Treasury officials attempting to clean up the mess and eager citizens trying to grab some coins and not get slapped with a Federal robbery charge. [Local6]
Back about 7 years ago a similar thing happened with a truck load of pennies in West Texas.
After that, also fatal, accident happened it started to rain, leading to a Mr. Robert Massengale getting hired to separate, clean and count the pennies, which had become caked in mud.