Party foul! Semi crash spills beer onto Florida highway

(Florida Highway Patrol)

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) — A beer truck driver, who investigators say was distracted by his dog, lost control of his big rig and crashed, spilling beer cans onto southbound I-75 in Hernando County on Tuesday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol investigators say at 7:32 a.m., Malcolm Jamal Wilcox, 23, of Fernandina Beach was traveling southbound in the outside lane and was passing over SR 50 when he became distracted by a small dog in his truck. He lost control of the truck, which was hauling Budweiser beer.

The truck went into the outside shoulder of I-75, Wilcox corrected and the truck crashed into the center guard rail, then overturned. The crash caused a large amount of beer cans to spill onto the roadway, closing the inside lane for more than three hours. No one was injured in the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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