Semi Crash Spills Syrup All Over Buttermilk Pike

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In what has to be the most delicious and poetic accident we've ever heard of, a truck carry thousands of gallons of Hungry Jack pancake syrup crashed last night along a part of Interstate 75 in Kentucky known as Buttermilk Pike, spilling its sticky and sugary load all over the appropriately named road.

No one was seriously injured in the crash, but it took road crews hours of labor to fork the syrup off of Buttermilk and into the mouth of a waiting dump truck. Traffic in the area was said to be as slow as molasses.


The accident occurred at approximately 7:45 PM along I-71/I75 when a Semi full of thousands of gallons of Hungry Jack maple-flavored syrup in bottles came into contact with two cars. Video from the scene shows the truck split in half with boxes of maple syrup everywhere.

Hundreds of syrup containers ripped open on the Interstate, making cleanup a huge challenge. Crews had to mix sand with the syrup and then shovel it into trucks. Only one person, the driver, was taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.


Also, everyone in the area suffered from a sudden urge to eat pancakes.

(Hat tip to SnapUndersteer!)