Semi rolls over, spills 40,000 pounds of whiskey in McDonald County

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MCDONALD COUNTY, Mo. — A semi truck — hauling 40,000 pounds of alcohol — crashes in McDonald County early this morning.

McDonald County Sheriff’s deputies were called just before five this morning.

A semi had rolled over on the state-line at US-71.

There were thousands of bottles of rye whiskey on the highway–blocking both southbound lanes.

Police were able to get the mess into one lane and began the clean-up — which took several hours.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

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