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Published January 03, 2012, 04:34 PM

Idaho Spud Truck Rolls on Side, Mashing Potatoes

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A spud-hauling truck has rolled onto its side in Idaho, dropping its cargo like a hot potato.

By: Associated Press,

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A spud-hauling truck has rolled onto its side in Idaho, dropping its cargo like a hot potato.

The Idaho State Police says the truck driven by 23-year-old Newman Giles of Rigby crashed Tuesday in Idaho Falls, spilling the potatoes across two Interstate 15 exit ramps. It was hauling a 48-foot farm-bed trailer with the spuds at the time.

A spokesman at Eagle Farms says the potatoes were being brought to a plant when the trailer's tires caught the edge of the road, causing the truck to tip on its side in slow motion.

The state police say Giles and a passenger were wearing seat belts and were not injured.

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