Fireball whisky covers interstate after big rigs crash in central Arkansas

The crash happened about 10:45 a.m., Thursday, June 14, 2018, on Interstate 40 west between Galloway and Kerr in Pulaski County, Ark. (Arkansas Department of Transportation)

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KATV) - A fiery crash involving two 18-wheelers shut down an interstate in central Arkansas and left the roadway covered in Fireball whisky Thursday morning.

The crash happened about 10:45 a.m. on Interstate 40 west between Galloway and Kerr in Pulaski County, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The department reported at 1:30 p.m. that the left lane had re-opened, but the right lane "will be closed for a while" for cleanup.

The department tweeted a photo of the crash that shows bottles of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky strewn about the highway. Another photo shows the burned cabin of one of the rigs.

"Looks like we'll be working this for a while," the department tweeted.

Arkansas State Police said injuries in the crash were not life-threatening.

It's not the first time a crash has left an Arkansas roadway covered in food or drinks. A crash in August left a truckload of spaghetti sauce at U.S. 278 and Arkansas 24. Earlier that month, a tank car filled with bourbon crashed on I-40 in eastern Arkansas.

The same month, Interstate 30 in Little Rock was shut down after an 18-wheeler crashed and left frozen pizza scattered on the roadway.

KATV's Brian Emfinger captured a view of the accident from the sky. Take a look here.

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