published Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Overturned truck spills holiday hams on I-85 ramp in Atlanta

ATLANTA — The latest wreck on a metro Atlanta freeway system that features names such as Spaghetti Junction, Peach Passes and HOT lanes involved a ham jam.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a truck hauling 40,000 pounds of hams overturned, spilling the cargo onto an interstate ramp south of Atlanta. Authorities were working early Thursday to clear the ramp from Old National Highway to Interstate 85 southbound after the crash around 4 a.m.

The cab of the truck was destroyed in the crash, which also caused a diesel fuel spill.

Truck driver Rigo Vargas said he was hauling the hams to Texas when he wrecked. He said he banged his head against the door when the rig flipped over, but wasn't seriously hurt.

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