OGDEN -- A semi-truck driver committed nearly the ultimate party foul Thursday: tipping over his truck filled with 45,000 pounds of beer.
Luckily, the man was not hurt -- and neither was the beer.
The trailer remained intact after the accident, and none of the cases of canned Coors spilled.
Officials believe the truck driver may have left Interstate 15 too quickly and the truck toppled onto its side on 21st Street soon after exiting the highway Thursday morning, said Weber County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Klint Anderson.
The overturned truck blocked two lanes of traffic on 21st Street through the morning, Anderson said.
It took several hours to clear the scene because the weight of the truck's load made it impossible for the vehicle to be pulled back onto its wheels without using heavy machinery.
Cases of beer were reloaded into smaller trucks for return to the distributor.
No one else was involved in the accident, Anderson said, but there were a few close calls.
"A couple of witnesses were right there and almost involved, but were able to get out of the way," he said.
The truck's driver was not seriously injured and refused medical treatment at the scene.