The collision just west of downtown McDonough split the big rig in half and spilled cases a quarter-mile down the tracks.
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Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Train collides with truck hauling cases of beer in McDonough

Hundreds of cases and kegs of beer were scattered across a Henry County intersection Tuesday morning after a train collided with a tractor-trailer carrying the brew.

The collision just west of downtown McDonough split the big rig in half and spilled cases a quarter-mile down the tracks. The driver of the truck got out before the crash and was not injured, according to Channel 2 Action News.

The tractor-trailer was hauling cases of beer bottled by MillerCoors.
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The truck was hauling Miller Lite, Redd’s Wicked Apple Ale, Old Style beer and other beverages bottled by MillerCoors. Only a few cases survived the crash intact, and crews brought in an excavator to clean up the rest. 

A tractor-trailer hauling beer was split in half when a train came through the crossing on Old Griffin Road before Griffin Street.  
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

The railroad crossing at Old Griffin Road before Griffin Street was shut down until about 5:30 a.m., when authorities got the train moving again.

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The cleanup effort lasted into the afternoon, causing delays through the area, Channel 2 reported.


 

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