Chicago Cookie Crash – Oreo Spill On I-80 Causes Traffic Backup

Early Monday morning around 4 a.m. a truck driver headed from Chicago to Morris, Illinois on Interstate 80 fell asleep and hit a median, according to Newsweek.com and several other news sources. The truck trailer, which was loaded with 14 tons of double stuffed Oreos, overturned and spilled onto the highway.

The truck accident occurred about 50 miles southwest of Chicago. The Illinois State Police are investigating. Both lanes of traffic had to be closed to remove the cookies and this caused big traffic delays. No charges have been filed against the driver, and there were reportedly no injuries.

It has not yet been reported how many innocent double stuffed Oreos were lost in the accident.

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