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Accident leaves corn syrup spilled on interstate

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 | 4:07 p.m. CDT; updated 5:21 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

MARYLAND HEIGHTS — An accident on a busy St. Louis-area interstate left a sticky mess.

The wreck happened Wednesday morning on Interstate 270 and involved four vehicles, including a tractor-trailer hauling corn syrup. Four people were hurt, but none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening.

About 350 gallons of corn syrup leaked onto the roadway and into a drainage ditch. Another tractor-trailer involved in the wreck leaked about 100 gallons of diesel fuel. A car and a pickup were also involved.

The wreck forced the closure of two lanes of traffic, leading to a long traffic jam for morning commuters.


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