Semi loaded with 22 tons of pizza dough, flour crashes on Hwy. 89

Semitruck carrying 44,500 pounds of pizza dough and flour crashes on U.S. 89 near Page, Arizona, Oct. 29, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Public Safety, St. George News

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A big rig loaded with more than 22 tons of pizza dough and flour crashed in northern Arizona and spilled a large portion of its cargo.

Semitruck carrying 44,500 pounds of pizza dough and flour crashes on U.S. 89 near Page, Arizona, Oct. 29, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Public Safety, St. George News
Semitruck carrying 44,500 pounds of pizza dough and flour crashes on U.S. 89 near Page, Arizona, Oct. 29, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Public Safety, St. George News

Arizona Department of Public Safety says the semi rolled on its side about 4 a.m. Thursday along a stretch of U.S. 89 near Page.

The truck was filled with 44,500 pounds of pizza dough and flour, with each bag of dough weighing 50 pounds each.

DPS officials say the rig struck a guardrail and bounced left, rolling onto its side.

They say speed and fatigue may have contributed to the crash.

No one was injured but DPS says the driver was cited with failure to control the vehicle.

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2 Comments

  • RealMcCoy October 30, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Anyone else hear Homer Simpson saying “DOH!” ?

  • .... October 30, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    30 minutes or free

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