Over 37 tons of crab meat dumped on Utah freeway

Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Talk about a crab roll. About 75,000 pounds of frozen crab meat — more than 37 tons — spilled out of a truck leaving Salt Lake City.

Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson says the truck's driver miscalculated a turn and over-steered to the right. The tractor-trailer hit a metal guard rail and sign post, which ripped open its side.

The trailer toppled over near dawn Friday, spilling most boxes of crab and some of the meat onto I-15 near Spanish Fork.

The driver and a passenger went to the hospital with minor injuries.

Johnson says a similar spill happened about 15 years ago when a smaller truck hauling seafood dumped its contents onto a Utah road.

Cleanup crews are working to clean up the mess.

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