Monday, May 21, 2018

Can you spare a dime? Truck full of coins (800K worth) crashes in Nevada


Thursday, May 10, 2018
by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Hundreds of thousands worth of dime lie strewn about the roadway after a crash near Las Vegas. (Courtesy: NEVADA HIGHWAY PATROL)
Hundreds of thousands worth of dime lie strewn about the roadway after a crash near Las Vegas. (Courtesy: NEVADA HIGHWAY PATROL)

LAS VEGAS — Brother can you spare a dime? How about 8 million of them?

A semi-trailer truck hauling $800,000 worth of dimes crashed Tuesday into a guard rail on an interstate near Las Vegas, spilling thousands of coins on the side of the road.

State troopers established a crime scene so a recovery team could collect the money,

The Nevada Highway Patrol says the truck was heading south on I-15 about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Las Vegas when it hit a guard rail in the early morning.

KSNV-TV reported Wednesday the truck was hauling the money under a contract with the U.S. Treasury Department when it dumped the load and several bags split open.

The driver and a passenger were taken to a hospital. Their injuries aren’t considered life-threatening.

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