18 Tons of Greek Yogurt Spilled in Crash

May 15, 2012 Updated: May 15, 2012

A tractor-trailer hauling Chobani Yogurt crashed in upstate New York, spilling 18 tons of the creamy substance onto the highway. Crews were still cleaning the site as of Tuesday morning, according to reports.

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office told WBNG-TV that the trailer flipped onto its side in Chenango, located just north of Binghampton, while it was making a turn on Monday night. The yogurt spilled onto the shoulder of the road and down the hillside.

The driver, 24-year-old Oleksandr Brychka of Lincoln, Neb., was not injured in the incident. He was given a ticket for failing to reduce the trailer’s speed and for improper lane use.

Police said Brychka got on the ramp of Interstate 88 (I-88) too fast and when the trailer rounded a curve, it slid over the embankment.

The westbound lanes of I-88 were closed down for hours after the crash.

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