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Semi Transporting 43,000 lbs. of Candy Bars Crashes

NIPTON:( According to CHP incident logs, a Swift tractor-trailer struck a guard rail on the right hand shoulder of the freeway and turned on its side. The semi landed in a ditch and partially on a guard rail.

The incident occurred on the southbound 15 freeway at mile marker 146 south of Halloran Springs at 6:44 P.M., on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

The 53 ft. trailer is carrying 43,000 lbs. of candy bars. A heavy super duty tow-truck has been requested to remove the 3 axel tractor-trailer from a 10 ft ditch.

Per scanner traffic, County Hazmat has been requested to respond due to a fuel spill with potential of 50 gallons spilling into a creek.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. No lanes are currently being affected by the incident.

More information will be updated as it becomes available.

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