PHOTOS/VIDEO: Truck spills pizzas on I-30 in Little Rock, stalling traffic for hours


Photographs by Emma Pettit

Pizzas cover westbound Interstate 30 in Little Rock after a truck crash Wednesday.

A truck crash spilled frozen pizzas onto Interstate 30 in Little Rock, stalling traffic for miles in each direction.

The crash happened around 1 p.m. on the westbound highway about a mile east of Interstate 430. The truck reportedly hit the Mabelvale Pike overpass, tearing apart the vehicle's trailer and spilling diesel fuel and its load.

No one was hurt.

"But there's a lot of frozen pizzas laying out on the interstate right now," Arkansas Department of Transportation Department spokesman Danny Straessle said from the scene. "Lots of pizza fatalities."

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Photos by Benjamin Krain, Thomas Metthe, Emma Pettit and Danny Straessle

The highway department said in a Tweet that clearing the scene will "take time." All lanes were reported open by the agency by 5:30 p.m., more than four hours after the wreck.

Straessle said the overpass in the area sustained only "superficial" damage and Mabelvale Pike was not closed.


RBBrittain says...

I wonder how many people are illegally walking on to the interstate looking for free pizza.

Posted 9 August 2017, 2:02 p.m. Suggest removal

FireEyes says...

RBBrittain - I was wondering the same thing......what a mess!

Posted 9 August 2017, 2:19 p.m. Suggest removal

GoBigRed says...

Truck in the homeless for clean-up

Posted 9 August 2017, 2:41 p.m. Suggest removal

djigoo says...

Pizza d'oh!

Posted 9 August 2017, 2:51 p.m. Suggest removal

MaxCady says...

Mama Mia!!!

Posted 9 August 2017, 3:17 p.m. Suggest removal

Fanni says...

My Gawd!!!! "Lots of pizza fatalities!!!!!" Its a dark day in Arkansas. Who's going to put up a memorial on the side of the road. Lol.

Posted 9 August 2017, 4:09 p.m. Suggest removal

RBBrittain says...

Even one ArDOT tweet got in a pun about Tombstones. (Though to be fair, I also saw some DiGiorno in there.)

Posted 9 August 2017, 4:20 p.m. Suggest removal

BOLTAR says...

It looks like a thin-crust or flat-bread variety of pizza.

Posted 10 August 2017, 7:15 a.m. Suggest removal

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